Do I Have a Drug Addiction?

GenPsych November 2017

Have you tried to stop taking drugs but can’t?

If you can’t stop using drugs, or the urge to use drugs is too strong for you to control, even if the drug is causing you harm, you might have an addiction.

Ask yourself these questions:

Do you think about drugs a lot?

Did you ever try to stop or cut down on your drug usage but couldn’t?

Have you ever thought you couldn’t fit in or have a good time without the use of drugs?

Do you ever use drugs because you are upset or angry at other people?

Have you ever used a drug without knowing what it was or what it would do to you?

Have you ever taken one drug to get over the effects of another?

Have you ever made mistakes at a job or at school because you were using drugs?

Does the thought of running out of drugs really scare you?

Have you ever stolen drugs or stolen to pay for drugs?

Have you ever been arrested or in the hospital because of your drug use?

Have you ever overdosed on drugs?

Has using drugs hurt your relationships with other people?

If the answer to some or all of these questions is yes, you may very well have an addiction. People from all types of backgrounds and lifestyles can develop an addiction. Addiction can happen to anyone at any age.

Anyone Can Become Addicted to Drugs

There have been many scientific advances in the study of addiction, more than ever is now known about how drugs work in the brain. It has also been proven that drug addiction can be successfully treated and help people stop abusing drugs and lead productive lives.

Is it time to take make that change in your life? Addiction not only hurts the user but also those around them. If you think you might be addicted, GenPsych’s trained professionals are here to help. Our caring staff has helped so many people get their life back on track. GenPsych has 5 locations throughout New Jersey and offers intensive outpatient programs for all ages. Contact GenPsych today and start on the road to recovery.

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