Overcoming Addictions – Your Key to Survival!
- September 1, 2017
- Posted by: marlenedubois
- Category: CPR Training
There are some alarming facts to consider regarding addictive disorders. For instance, a recent report within the National Drug Addiction Recovery Month Kit showed the cost of alcohol along with illicit drug use within the workplace, including lost productivity, accidents along with medical claims to be an estimated $140 billion per year.
Another fact: every eight seconds, a person dies due to a tobacco-related illness, according to the globe Health Organization.
Also, an estimated 28 percent to 30 percent of people within the U.S.A. alone have an addictive substance abuse disorder, a mental health disorder or both, according to a 2002 report by the National Mental Health Association.
along with alcohol abuse along with dependence occurs four times as much among men over the age of 65 than women within the same age group, according to the Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health, 1999.
Addictions present some common along with some unique characteristics along with behaviors across the board, depending upon the behaviors along with / or substances associated with the addiction. Let’s take a look at some common symptoms or traits along having a little about how to begin getting help for the more common addictions or dominating dependencies today.
Odors associated with the substances like cigarette or marijuana smoke are fairly noticeable traits. Here are some maybe not so obvious:
oWearing long sleeves (to cover needle marks) during hot weather
oHanging out with known addicts
oThoughts, actions – nearly everything- – focused on addiction
oNasal congestion (sniffing, nose bleeds…), eye improvements (redness, glassy, wears sunglasses when not needed, etc…)
oBehavioral improvements (moodiness, mood swings with hyperactive, lethargy, violence, paranoia, secretive, confused thoughts along with actions)
oDenial of use, addiction, etc.
oMemory loss, distorted time
oStealing or excessive / unusual borrowing of funds
oUnkempt appearance, truant / absenteeism through work, school, home…
oSudden improvements in school work along with grades, job performance, regular behavior
oWithdrawal through normal activities, friends, family
oWithdrawal symptoms: nausea, sweating, chills, convulsions, anxiety, nervousness, depression, headaches, hallucinations, diarrhea, restlessness / sleep disturbances, shaking (uncontrolled), sensitivity.