Your spouse may have quickly developed a substance abuse problem, even before they knew what was happening. You are close to them and are in a good position to figure out whether they have this type of problem and need help to stop. You just need to know what signs of drug abuse to look for in your loved one’s physical appearance and behavior.
Physical Signs of Drug Abuse in Your Spouse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse provides insight into the problems that may be affecting your husband or wife. Some of those signs of drug abuse include withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop using the substance. Other physical signs include:
- Bloodshot or glazed eyes
- Pupil dilation or constriction
- Changes in weight, whether rapid loss or gain
- Bruises or infections
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Grooming or personal hygiene changes
- More frequent or worse physical illness
Behavioral Signs of Drug Abuse by Your Spouse
Your spouse’s behavior may have also changed since they started using their substance of choice. You may have noticed they are not performing well at work or around the house. Your loved one may act like someone you do not recognize or they may seem distant. Such changes can indicate addiction has taken hold. Some of those signs are:
- Mood changes
- Personality changes
- Changes in friendships
- Financial or spending problems
- Dramatic changes in interests, habits or priorities
- Loss of interest in things they used to enjoy
- Criminal behaviors
- Lying or making many excuses
New Start Detox Can Help Your Spouse Regain Control through Sobriety
If your spouse is using drugs or alcohol and has developed an addiction, all is not completely lost. They can regain control over their life and both of you can move forward with the happiness you once shared.
The beginning of renewed hope in freedom from drugs begins through detox. New Start Detox in Santa Ana and Tustin, California provides two locations for overcoming physical dependence to substances being abused. Safe, comfortable and supervised withdrawal is the pathway to sobriety and getting your spouse back to their real self, the one you fell in love with long ago.
If you are ready to provide your loved one with the help they need, call New Start Detox at 855-737-7363 now to verify your insurance and get more information. A new life for both of you can begin again at New Start Detox, so call now.