In the past the idea of admitting you had a drug issue; or any kind of addiction was considered ridiculous. Owning up to such an issue would have been the same as admitting you were a criminal or involved in the criminal underworld.

It was a taboo subject, despite the fact that many innocent people suffered and continue to suffer from this ailment.

Fortunately, with the plethora of celebrities who have admitted addiction issues and entered drug rehab; this taboo is now gone. In fact, it is almost a rite of passage to have a drug addiction!

Of course, drug addiction is not a good thing; it can have an extremely detrimental effect on your life and the lives of those around you. If you are developing any of the following symptoms you need to consider the possibility that you have an addiction and need drug rehab:

Change in Behavior

Drugs give you a high, but this inevitably leads to a low and a craving for more of the drug. In a surprisingly short space of time you can find that all your waking thoughts are revolving round drugs and your next hit.

Of course, this means that you will no longer partake in the activities you used to and will no longer care about work or other passions in your life.

Other people will notice that you become withdrawn, sullen and even obnoxious.

Personal Hygiene

As you focus more on your next fix you will think less about how you look or your personal hygiene. It is often difficult for loved ones to mention this to you, but if you stop and look in the mirror you will notice the difference.


Drugs generally lead you to drop your inhibitions. This may mean being more promiscuous or taking more risks in your everyday activities.

If you are starting to throw caution to the wind in every situation then you are in need of a drug rehab clinic.


The majority of drugs provide you with a heightened sense of awareness of what is around you; so much so that you can feel like you are in a dream world. Unfortunately, these hallucinations can lead you to alter your perception of truth and make you suspicious of everything and everyone round you.

High levels of paranoia are a common sign of drug addiction.


As you focus more on your drug and your own needs you are likely to see anyone else as an obstacle to your ‘happiness’. This will make you aggressive; especially when you factor in the need for your drug and a potential inability to locate it.

Aggression can manifest itself as bad temper or physical violence and is a sure sign that you need help.

Financial Issues

Finally, as you focus less on normal affairs and more on your drug addiction you are likely to spend the money you have without thinking and leave bills unpaid. You may even lose your job; leaving you in an increasingly difficult financial position.

These are not the only signs that show you are in need of drug rehab but if you are displaying one or more of these it s tie to start admitting you have a problem.