Recognising the signs of addiction
Regardless of whether a person is using cannabis – a relatively minor offense in most states within Australia – or if they are subjecting themselves to the effects of harsher drugs, such as heroin and amphetamines, they will show signs. These can be as minimal as mood changes, or as drastic as physical deterioration.
In any circumstance, if a person is able to see the damage that they are putting their bodies through – then studies have revealed that they will be far more likely to accept that they may have a condition that needs treatment. Unfortunately not all traces or drug addiction are physical, in fact as some drugs only affect internal organs it won’t always be easy to demonstrate the type of damage present without medical support.