6 Signs That A Friend Has An Addiction

6 Signs That A Friend Has An Addiction

6 Signs That A Friend Has An Addiction

You see them changing. Something about your friend is different, but you’re not sure what’s wrong. What you do know is it’s not good. It’s hard to admit that your friend might have an addiction, but it can happen. Take a look at these signs that a friend has an addiction so you can know the best way to help them.

6 Signs That A Friend Has An Addiction

1. Poor Judgement

When someone has an addiction, they will start making bad decisions. These will often be made as a means to get more of the substance. Whether it be lying, cheating or stealing, they will do what they feel is necessary to get what they need.

2. Deteriorating Personal Appearance

Addicts will often lose the will to take care of themselves. They will stop washing, shaving, cleaning their clothes and other hygienic routines. The external worries of the world just don’t seem as important as the addiction, so they don’t bother with them.

3. Neglecting Responsibilities

You might notice that your friend has not been showing up to work or school on a regular basis anymore. They could be feeling down for any number of reasons to due the substances they are abusing. Addiction can really take a toll on a person’s physical and mental health, which could be affecting their will to get up and live their life the way they used to.

4. Developing Unhealthy Friendships

By participating in the unhealthy habit of substance abuse, your friend could end up hanging out with people who will encourage that bad habit. These friendships, of course, are toxic as they enable your friend’s addiction.

5. Isolating Themselves

Instead of hanging out with new friends, an addict may spend more time on their own. If this is the case, you may notice that your friend has been more withdrawn lately. They could be trying to hide their substance abuse from friends and family, or it could be because of increased depression or anxiety.

6. Financial Problems

If your friend has found themselves in a tough spot financially, it could be another sign that they have an addiction. Addicts will spend large amounts of money that will completely drain their bank account, and neglect their budget to acquire their drugs or alcohol. They may also constantly ask for loans to help them keep their addiction afloat.

Do you have any questions about these or any other signs that a friend has an addiction? Call us today at 855.981.2020.


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