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Dominating Dependencies: (Relationship, Drugs, Alcohol, Gambling, Internet)

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Dominating Dependencies: (Relationship, Drugs, Alcohol, Gambling, Internet)

Addictions present some common and unique characteristics and behaviors across the board, depending upon the behaviors and/or substances associated with the addiction.

 Let’s take a look at some common symptoms or traits and 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: · Fatigue · Uncontrolled cravings · Wearing long sleeves (to cover needle marks) during hot weather · Hanging out with known addicts · Thoughts, actions – nearly everything- – focused on addiction · Nasal congestion (sniffing, nose bleeds…), eye changes (redness, glassy, wears sunglasses when not needed, etc…) · Behavioral changes (moodiness, mood swings with hyperactive, lethargy, violence, paranoia, secretive, confused thoughts and actions) · Denial of use, addiction, etc. ·

Memory loss, distorted time · Stealing or excessive/unusual borrowing of funds · Unkempt appearance, truant / absenteeism from work, school, home… · Sudden changes in school work and grades, job performance, regular behavior · Withdrawal from normal activities, friends, family · Withdrawal symptoms: nausea, sweating, chills, convulsions, anxiety, nervousness, depression, headaches, hallucinations, diarrhea, restlessness/sleep disturbances, shaking (uncontrolled), sensitivity.

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