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6 signs someone you know may have an addiction problem

It can be difficult to know if a friend, family member or loved one is having issues with substance abuse. Below are 6 common signs of addiction that you may be able to identify in others. 

How do you know if you or your loved one needs help?

The best way to know if someone needs treatment is to have them participate in an assessment. During an assessment, a physician trained in addiction medicine will talk with your loved one about what drugs they are using and what problems they are experiencing as a result. Based on a set of criteria, the physician will determine if treatment is needed at this point, and at what level of care or intensity. Click to learn more about our Addiction Recovery Program or call 205-975-7350 and talk to someone about an assessment today.