There are few things harder than watching someone you love struggle. Whether it be with drugs or alcohol, addiction can be a deadly mental illness. 

Through Starbridge Recovery we can support all of their mental health needs. We support clients struggling with substance use disorders and addiction, as well as, other comorbid mental illnesses that may increase drug and alcohol use.  Contact us today to see if your loved one is a good fit for our redefined addiction program.

Signs and Symptoms of Addiction

Your loved one may demonstrate noticeable signs of addiction, or they may hide it very well (which is actually a sign of addiction).  However, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, your loved one may be experiencing addiction if they are struggling with any of the following:

  1. Does the person take the drug in larger amounts or for longer than intended?
  2. Do they want to cut down or stop using the drug but can’t?
  3. Do they spend a lot of time getting, using, or recovering from the drug?
  4. Do they have cravings and urges to use the drug?
  5. Are they unable to manage responsibilities at work, home, or school because of drug use?
  6. Do they continue to use a drug, even when it causes problems in relationships?
  7. Do they give up important social, recreational, or work-related activities because of drug use?
  8. Do they use drugs again and again, even when it puts them in danger?
  9. Do they continue to use, even while knowing that a physical or mental problem could have been caused or made worse by the drug?
  10. Do they take more of the drug to get the wanted effect?
  11. Have they developed withdrawal symptoms, which can be relieved by taking more of the drug? (Some withdrawal symptoms can be obvious, but others can be more subtle-like irritability or nervousness.)

Your loved one may also experience physical symptoms of addiction to drugs or alcohol that you should be aware of. Because each drug is different, these can vary, but can often include changes in weight, bloodshot eyes, sleep disturbances include extreme tiredness or inability to sleep, poor physical health, odd odors from the body, lack of coordination, slurred speech, bruising around injection sites (commonly found on feet and hands), changes to mood, personality, and behavior, and a whole host of other drug-specific symptoms. 

How to Get Someone Into Rehab

If your loved one is struggling with an addiction you may be wondering how to get someone into rehab if they don’t seem accepting of the idea.  

First, most states in the country have laws that allow you to commit a loved one to a rehabilitation center. For parents and guardians of minors, this process is easier to complete. However, for adult children, parents or guardians must go to court to prove addiction and its devastation and have it court-ordered. 

Second, if that process seems extreme and your loved one is willing to listen, an intervention may be the best way to encourage your loved one to go to rehab. If you go this route, it is important to have information on addiction treatment centers available for your loved one and you must be prepared to cut them off should they not agree to treatment. An intervention can be staged with our without an addiction treatment professional. If you are hosting an intervention yourself, you will want to make sure you look up tips & tricks to make it as successful as possible.

Starbridge Recovery Can Help Your Loved One Today

At Starbridge Recovery, we create personalized treatment solutions for our clients struggling with addiction. Through redesigned addiction treatment programs, our clients can access high-quality compassionate care from our expert medical professionals. Our luxury treatment center provides a safe and engaging environment for our clients to focus on their recovery and goals. 

Successful long-term sobriety is possible with Starbridge Recovery. Don’t wait for tomorrow, get the help you need today! 

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