Are you concerned that a family member or close friend may be becoming addicted to opioids? The opioid epidemic is devastating our country. As a loved one, it is very important to serve as a support system for this adult. That includes helping the individual get assistance, even if they may not think that they need it. The good news is that at The Forrester Center for Behavioral Health, we specialize in providing the South Carolina community with effective therapeutic options when it comes to treating opioid addiction.
The Key Signs to Look For
If you’ve noticed unusual behavior with your friend or family member, but aren’t sure if it is related to an opioid addiction, our team at The Forrester Center for Behavioral Health wants to make you aware of common signs to look for when it comes to opioid addiction in adults. These key signs include:
One of the most commons signs of excessive opioid use is lines left from the needles. These marks are often found on arms and legs when the opioid drug is injected into their system. These individuals may try to wear pants or long sleeves frequently to cover the marks.
Many opioid addicts have trouble staying awake at various times of the day. Others also have trouble falling asleep and end up staying awake for very long periods of time.
A social sign to look for is when an adult separates themselves socially from activities that they once were heavily involved in.
Sure, we all can get moody at times, but uncharacteristic mood swings that don’t line up to the adults’ normal personality is another sign to look for.
If you notice an uptick in doctor appointments where an adult is seeking medicine, be cautious to ensure that they’re visiting the doctor for the right reasons.
If these signs are visible when it comes to your friend or family member, it is important that they get help as soon as possible. It’s never too late for any adult to seek treatment. In many scenarios, the adult does want help, but doesn’t have the confidence to seek treatment on their own. As a friend or family member, you may be just what they need to get over the hump of their opioid addiction. At The Forrester Center for Behavioral Health we are committed to helping the South Carolina community by providing individual care for substance abuse disorders including opioid addiction. Your loved one can utilize our adult individual, couples, family, group or behavioral health counseling services.
If you have noticed these common signs of opioid addiction in a friend or family member, take a stand against this addiction and help this adult get the treatment that they need to overcome this devastating habit. To seek effective opioid addiction therapy, give our dedicated staff at The Forrester Center for Behavioral Health a call today at (864) 582-7588 or email. Together, we can join to fight this dangerous addiction in our wonderful community!