Addict on. Addiction: Symptoms, effects, and what to look for

Any medical information published on this website is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice and you should not take any action before consulting with a healthcare professional However, for a person with substance use disorder, these effects will not be enough to prevent future overuse
Psychologically, a substance use disorder can lead to continued use despite other effects on health and an inability to stop using For example, a person with alcohol use disorder may turn down an invitation to go camping or spend a day on a boat if no alcohol is available

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Many of these symptoms overlap and can lead to one another.

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If a person or someone they know has any of these symptoms, they should consider treatment for themselves or the person they are concerned about, as soon as possible
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A person might be obsessed with getting hold of a substance or partaking in their damaging activities
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While under the influence of some substances, a person with substance use disorder may engage in risky activities, such as fast and dangerous driving or violence
Substance use disorder can have a drastically different impact on every individual These include cravings, , , trembling, seizures, sweats, and uncharacteristic behavior, including violence
Substance and addictive behaviors might also lead to a withdrawal from personal responsibilities, previously important activities, and social interactions

Addiction: Symptoms, effects, and what to look for

The physical effects of abusing a substance can be severe and include overdosing.

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Some substances cause withdrawal symptoms that include many physical effects, such as shaking, sweating, or nausea
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The delivery method of a substance can cause damage
Addiction: Symptoms, effects, and what to look for
Regularly taking a substance can also cause physical damage, depending on the type of drug