How do I know I’m addicted?


There is no timeline attached to becoming an addict and some people may reason that the substance they are using are not that severe. Ultimately addiction is a behaviour that controls you, taking centre stage over your better judgement or reasoned decisions.

Lets look at some indicators of addictive behaviour:

  1. There is a persistent desire or unsuccessful effort to cut down or control use of the substance.

  2. Recurrent use of the substance resulting in a failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school, or home.

  3. Continued use of the substance despite having persistent or recurrent social or interpersonal problems caused or exacerbated by the effects of its use.

  4. Important social, occupational, or recreational activities are given up or reduced because of the use of the substance.

  5. Recurrent use of the substance in situations in which it is physically hazardous.

  6. Use of the substance is continued despite the knowledge of having a persistent or recurrent physical or psychological problem that is likely to have been caused or exacerbated by the substance.

  7. The substance is taken to relieve or avoid the withdrawal symptoms.

  8. The substance is often taken in larger amounts or over a longer period of time than what was intended. A need for markedly increased amounts of the substance to achieve intoxication or desired effect.

If you are experiencing any of these traits, please contact a professional. Look at the subsequent post on why you need help with your addiction.


Contact us today or visit our site for more information on our programme.

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