What does drug addiction look like?

Asked By: Arvel Gaylord
Date created: Wed, Jan 20, 2021 7:28 AM
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Drug addiction takes on many forms. It looks like the kids you see in the grocery store with their parents that look zombified, loud and grubby just wanting the attention of the parent. It's the graffiti on the walls of the neighborhood you were warned about going near.
Answered By: Keon Bechtelar
Date created: Sat, Jan 23, 2021 10:17 AM
The truth is that drug addicts come in all shapes and sizes. It’s not just the crack addict in the alley in a bad part of town. Drug addicts are also the alcoholics who wear suits and successfully function as executives in the corporate world.
Answered By: Craig Botsford
Date created: Sun, Jan 24, 2021 6:29 PM
A heroin addict will be filthy, they’d say, with matted hair and ripped clothes. A marijuana addict will have dreadlocks and wear beads. A cocaine addict will dress flashy and drive a fancy car and throw money around. Actually, a person looking for an addicted person by using these signs will fail nearly all the time.
Answered By: Yessenia Corwin
Date created: Tue, Jan 26, 2021 6:26 PM
It is classified as a drug with a high potential for abuse and acute psychological or bodily dependence. The cause of addiction tends to operate on the brain’s dopamine reward pathway. The straightforward answer in understanding the risk for cocaine addiction is that it is addictive but some people who use it don’t become dependent.
Answered By: Elvera Mayert
Date created: Wed, Jan 27, 2021 7:30 AM
In the young adult world, addiction looks like a person totatlly absorbed with the idea of his drug, where his drugs are, where he will get his drugs, when he will use the drugs, and how will he pay for his drugs. Basically, addiction takes over your child's whole world.
Answered By: Kaylah Hills
Date created: Thu, Jan 28, 2021 1:08 PM
Dr. Sal Raichbach PsyD of Ambrosia Treatment Center goes on to explain that addiction is more than just a craving or a bad habit. “A lot of people use the word craving when referring to an addict’s lust for getting high, but using that word leads to a fundamental misunderstanding about the disease,” he says.
Answered By: Roy Mills
Date created: Thu, Jan 28, 2021 4:33 PM
Addiction can look like anything. It can look happy and healthy and productive and loving and kind and a hard worker. That’s what so chilling about the disease. You never really know who has it. You could know someone for years and not realize that they were alcoholics or pill heads.
Answered By: Tony Gulgowski
Date created: Sat, Jan 30, 2021 8:29 AM
Prescription drug addiction creates divides between families and friends of the addict. The addict’s behavior is often more than friends and family can handle. Commonly addicts steal, lie, and cheat in order to get what they need: their next fix.
Answered By: Jamey O'Keefe
Date created: Sun, Jan 31, 2021 12:27 AM
Bloodshot or red eyes and pinpoint or dilated pupils are all telling signs of many types of drug abuse. Also, pay attention to skin texture and complexion. Frequent abnormal puffiness and flushed or washed-out color can also indicate ongoing abuse of drugs or alcohol.
Answered By: Sage Weber
Date created: Sun, Jan 31, 2021 10:31 AM
General Signs of Drug Addiction

Poor work performance, being chronically late to work, appearing tired and disinterested in work duties, and receiving poor performance reviews. Changes in physical appearance, such as wearing inappropriate or dirty clothing and a lack of interest in grooming.
Answered By: Serena Johns
Date created: Mon, Feb 1, 2021 6:11 AM
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