Putting up a good front but feeling like your life is in turmoil? Help is nearby.
Check for these signs of chemical dependency. If you, a loved one or friend have several, you may need to find professional help. Discuss the situation with your doctor right away.
In crisis? For immediate evaluation and 24-hour access at approved sites and hospital emergency rooms, call LewisGale’s assessment line at (800) 541-9992.
Signs of Chemical Dependency
- Trouble at work, in school or at home due to drinking or drug use
- Consistently drinking or using drugs more than you intend
- Experiencing "blackouts"— loss of memory while drinking or using drugs
- Arguing with family or friends because of alcohol or drug use
- Increased tolerance — needing more of the substance for the same effect
- Drinking or using drugs alone
- Drinking or using drugs to cope with a problem
- Feeling depressed after becoming sober
- Feeling guilty about drinking or drug use
Learn more about addiction and related conditions in our online Health Library.