Your doctor may choose to prescribe you an opioid for a wide range of reasons, including as a pain-control measure if you're fighting an illness or you've just had surgery. While these drugs can help you, they can also hurt you — and the opioid epidemic that is routinely making headlines is a testament to that fact. This doesn't mean that you should abstain from taking the opioids that you're prescribed, but it does mean that you need to be extremely cautious about dealing with this situation.
Those who struggle with addiction will sometimes admit that they need help and check themselves into a treatment program. However, this isn't always the case. Often, the addict will be so deep in the world of addiction that she will continue down this path until something negative happens that will ideally compel her to seek treatment. If you have a female family member — a wife, a sister, or someone else — on this path, you'll be doing her a life-changing favor by intervening and encouraging her to seek treatment.
If you have a loved one that you suspect has a problem with drug abuse, you may wonder if you should try to intervene and get them help. However, you are still uncertain whether or not they truly have a problem. If so, look for the following subtle signs that your loved one may need an intervention for drug addiction.
Money Is Always an Issue
One sign that the loved one you are concerned about is having an issue with drugs is that money seems to always be an issue with them.
After being married for a while, you may start to wonder if the way you and your spouse are living together is normal. While some things do change over time after being with someone for so long, there are three warning signs that your marriage may be falling apart and needs professional help.
Inability to Communicate Without Being Negative
Just about every couple has arguments where they may say negative things to one another.
Many people do not realize that an individual may have a chemical imbalance in their brain. This chemical imbalance can lead to mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and many other disorders. It can be hurtful for the individuals that are suffering from these conditions to hear other say that they should, "just get over it," or something to that effect. The simple fact of the matter is that they do not have control over the chemicals in their brain.