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Determining exactly when drug and alcohol use turns into addiction, or physical and psychological dependence on a substance is often difficult to pinpoint precisely.

So how do you know when or even if your substance use has reached the tipping point and become an issue?

Experts generally look at the quantity and regularity of drug or alcohol consumption to determine the severity of a possible problem. And a drug or alcohol addiction usually comes with some tell-tale characteristics.

If you think your use of drugs or alcohol has turned into an addiction, consider the following questions:

Do you experience withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea or anxiety, when you don’t use your substance of choice?

Do you feel powerless to stop using drugs or drinking despite wanting to?

Are you continuing to abuse drugs or alcohol even after experiencing negative consequences?

Are you no longer able to be productive because of your substance use?

Do you quit taking drugs or drinking only to experience frequent relapses?

Whatever your answers, remember that no two people — or addictions — are alike. One person regularly using drugs or drinking may be high-functioning and able to make it through their days without suffering severe problems. Another abusing the same quantity of substances just as frequently may suffer extreme consequences, whether physically, mentally, personally, or professionally — or possibly all of the above.

At  The Pacific Sands Recovery Center, our staff will work with you to determine if you have a problem and help you come up with a plan.

If you would like to learn more about detox or residential treatment stay or are ready to begin recovery now,  contact one of our care coordinators to discuss your options.

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