Addiction is not an easy subject especially if it is impacting someone you love. Knowing the signs of addiction can help you identify if a loved one needs help. Whether is traumatic life events, mental illness, or family history of addiction that led your loved one to addiction, Unger Primary Care can help. Here are some signs to look out for:

Physical Appearance
Changes in appearance or lack of caring about personal hygiene can be a sign. This also includes changes in appetite, bloodshot eyes or appearing tired. A frequent runny nose or marks on their skin can also be a sign that they are using drugs.

Behavior
Is your loved one who used to be outgoing and excited for family functions now keeping to him/herself? If they are secluding themselves and wanting more privacy this might be a sign. A person who misuses drugs or alcohol may act like a completely different person.

Spending Habits
Do you notice your loved one having issues with managing their finances. Are they not paying bills on time or asking to borrow money? Drug addiction can be extremely expensive. If your loved one does not get help soon, they may risk extreme financial stress.

Neglecting Responsibilities
They might disregard their daily responsibilities like making it to school or work. You might also notice they are not taking care of their house, kids or pets. Remembering details or just ignoring appointments in general could also be a sign.

At Unger Primary Care Concierge Medical Center, we are specialists in more than just chronic disease states such as addiction. We are also experts at comprehensive care. We don’t restrict our course of treatment to a single medication or routine. We offer a full scope of behavioral and pharmaceutical assistance for those grappling with addiction. We also offer fixed costs for many such patients. Care to learn more about how we can care for you? Give us a call at 909-484-2105. We are here to help.

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