If you think you may have a problem with drug and alcohol abuse or addiction, there is a good chance that you do. You can call our 24 hour/7 day a week hotline and receive a free, confidential screening.
Tollfree (866) 795-HOPE (4673)
Use the following addiction screening to see if you might need help with drug and alcohol addiction:
C Have you felt you ought to Cut down on your drinking or drug use?
A Have people Annoyed you by criticizing your drinking or drug use?
G Have you felt bad or Guilty about your drinking or drug use?
E Have you ever had a drink or used drugs first thing in the morning as an Eye-opener, to steady your nerves or get rid of a hangover?
If you answered yes to 2 or more of these questions we encourage you to talk to one of our professionals about a possible drug and alcohol addiction. 866.795.4673
Drug and Alcohol Addiction
People begin using drugs for many different reasons: Some are responding to social pressures. Others are thrill-seeking. Still others use drugs to cope with stress, as a way to escape. Many drug users go on to abuse drugs, and some discover that they have begun to suffer from drug and alcohol addiction.
Drug and alcohol addiction is a progressive disease that affects 1 in 10 Americans. It is characterized by the continued use of drugs and/or alcohol despite clear negative consequences. Addiction is marked by an increased tolerance for the drug, the use of the drug to avoid withdrawal symptoms, and an inability to stop using the drug despite negative consequences.
Many people suffering from the disease of drug and alcohol addiction want to stop but find themselves unable to do so. For many addicts, their disease has wrecked friendships, careers, and families, leaving them feeling trapped. At Serenity House, we know that drug and alcohol addiction is a disease, not a character flaw. Do you or your loved one display any of the following warning signs for this disease?
– Sudden weight loss
– Sudden emotional changes or mood swings
– Increased tolerance to a drug, requiring more of the drug for the same feeling
– Poor performance in work or school
– Hiding of drugs or alcohol
– Beginning drug or alcohol use progressively earlier in the day
– Changes in social networks and friend groups
– Experience of withdrawal symptoms when a drug is not available
– Shirking commitments in order to abuse drugs