When your loved ones, especially your children, are using drugs, it’s easy to be concerned. While not all people who use drugs become addicted to them, it’s a possibility. If it happens, there are things that you can do to help. First, though, you have to recognize the outward signs of addiction and perhaps accept that your child needs drug addiction treatment.
No matter how close you are to your children, odds are they won’t reach out to you and tell you that they’re addicted. If they are struggling with substance abuse, they won’t be able to hide some of the many signs associated with addiction. Some of these signs you’ll see are physical and include things such as:
Not all the signs of addiction that manifest are physical. In fact, behavioral and psychological signs can be just as telling. Behavioral signs are easier to see if you’re living with your child and include:
As with behavioral signs, psychological ones are easier to see when you’re living with your child. Being around your children for extensive periods of time, however, can make psychological signs obvious. Psychological signs can be things like:
If several or many of these physical, behavioral, or psychological signs of addiction start appearing, it’s time to consider drug addiction treatment for your child. The support you, other family members, and friends offer can help them, but it won’t be enough. That’s where we come in.
At Lakeview Health, we offer drug addiction treatment programs to patients that struggle with many different types of substances. We also have a four-day family program so you can learn how to help your child after their treatment is complete. Our professional, accredited staff is chosen to help you and your child.
Let’s work together to help your child through their addiction problems. Call us today at 866.704.7692 .
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