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The first thing that normally comes to mind when thinking about an addict is one who roams the street, dirty, rugged, with not much purpose in life but to seek for the substance of their addiction. This may not always be the case though. Some can actually look fine, be employed, look and seem normal, pretty much like everyone else.

So, if you fear that a loved one is becoming addicted to something, here are some signs and symptoms to keep an eye out for.

  1. The person simply cannot stop. The person may have attempted to stop the use of the substance (e.g. drugs and alcohol) but has failed. He just keeps on going back for more.
  2. Withdrawal symptoms appear. Once the person stops using the substance, physical and behavioral signs appear. These include: anger, restlessness, agitation, cravings, poor concentration and focus, feelings of emptiness and depression, and moodiness. Others may also experience, insomnia, increased appetite, diarrhea or constipation, hallucinations, trembling and seizure.
  3. Ensuring good supply. The person will do anything just to make sure that he always has a good supply of the substance. As a result, they spend a lot of time and energy obtaining it.
  4. Responsibilities are being neglected. Because of the addiction, the person may neglect or forget his responsibilities to his family, significant others and even to himself. He lives in a world where there are no rules and limitations. On the same note, the person may also ignore or turn down social and recreational invitations, and may start dropping activities and hobbies.
  5. Dependency on the substance. The person feels like he cannot accomplish tasks or solve problems unless he has taken a dose of the substance.
  6. Use continues despite a medical problem.He thinks that not having the substance is worse than any health complication.
  7. Relationships are affected. He becomes “cold” to the people around him: spouse, children, parents, siblings, colleagues and other significant others.
  8. Financial struggles. If the addiction is expensive, he will sacrifice almost anything just to get a hold of it. Even if he loses properties and financial reserves, he will stop at nothing.

These are some of the signs and symptoms that addiction is on its way. However, keep in mind that these may vary individually depending on several other factors such as family history, the substance they are addicted to, and several other personal circumstances. If you think that someone needs help from The Transforming Life Sober Living Center, here is our admission process:

Admission Process

1- Initial Consultation

It is essential to find appropriate help if you or a loved one has been suffering with drug addiction or alcoholism. When you call The Transforming Life Sober Living Center, you will immediately be connected with one of our highly trained and knowledgeable Admissions Coordinators. Your Admissions Coordinator will make sure that as they guide you through the admission process, your experience will be simple and seamless, all initial assessments are 100% confidential and free of charge.

2- Pre Assessment

We will conduct a 30-minute clinical evaluation by phone. This assessment will address you or your loved one’s behavioral and addiction history. Our compassionate pre-assessment team will go through a series of questions to better understand your personal situation.

3- Travel and Arrival

Your Admissions Coordinator will stay in close contact with you from the time you arrive at our facility. If needed, we will help you to coordinate your travel arrangements. We will be there to greet you at the airport and safely transport you to our facility.

Admission Office

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