Things start to normalize again as the shops reopen and people return to normal life. Have you been in self-isolation with a loved one who is struggling with drug abuse?
If you answer yes, you must be aware of his behavior. With closures across the country, many addicts were forced to clean up, but not voluntarily. When things open up again, it means that access to their vices becomes available again. Combined with the fact that their tolerance to drugs may be low, the likelihood of fatal overdose is higher.
For this reason, we wanted to take this time to remind families to look for the following signs of drug use:
General signs of drug use:
Money problems to borrow money
Stories that make no sense
Small drug containers, torn balloons, button bags and aluminum foil.
Needle marks on arms and other body parts
Accelerated weight gain or loss
Irregular breathing or heartbeat
Remember that substances affect people differently, and just because a sign matches may not mean that the person is consuming or consuming the drug. If you find that your loved one has multiple signs of substance abuse, there is a good chance that you are not just paranoid and the person is consuming. Don't refuse and make excuses so you can write it off. The only way to make sure a loved one is or stays clean is to give them a drug test. These can be ordered online or bought at your local drug store. You want to make sure that you buy a 12 panel test. The number 12 indicates the number of types of substances that are tested for in the urine sample. When you do this, make sure that your loved one is not trying to fake it. Many tests include an indicator that indicates whether your loved one has cheated on the test in any way.
Many drug and alcohol treatment centers were never closed and were considered essential at the start of the pandemic. If the worst-case scenario is real and your relative has relapsed, contact them for help. If you don't know where to start, give us a call. We have around the clock caring staff to help you find a treatment center that's right for you.
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