What Should I Do if I Think My Loved One Has a Drug Addiction?

Sep 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Addiction, Treatment, Drug Addiction

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Did you know that Americans between the ages of 18 and 25 are most likely to use addictive drugs?

The human brain is the most complex organ in the body, and it regulates your body’s essential functions. It shapes your thoughts, emotions and behavior. Drugs can alter primary brain areas necessary for life-sustaining purposes. 

If you are worried that your loved one may be suffering from drug addiction, continue reading below for more information on what you should do. 

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Signs Your Loved One Has a Substance Use Disorder

Aug 21, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Substance Use Disorder, Addiction, Treatment

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Do you have concerns that your loved one is struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD)? 

According to the American Psychiatric Association, people with SUD have distorted thinking, behavior, and body functions. The psychological changes in the brain cause people to have intense cravings for the substance, affecting judgment, decision-making, learning, memory, and behavior control.

Continue reading below to see if these signs resemble your loved one’s behavior. 

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