What Are the 5 Stages of Recovery?

You never know what that one thing might be that will spark someone’s desire to enter treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction.

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  • Neglecting obligations and responsibilities
  • Hanging out with a different crowd
  • Change in eating or sleeping habits
  • Money or property disappearing
  • Physical signs of addiction, such as hand tremors, constricted pupils, chronic constipation, drowsiness, bloating, weight loss
  • Psychological signs such as mood swings, irritability, angry outbursts, confusion, depression
  • Secretive behavior
  • Theft of medications from medicine cabinet or alcohol from liquor cabinet
  • Withdrawing from friends and family
  • Declining academic or job performance
  • Legal problems, such as a DUI
  • Financial problems, loss of job
  • Heart disease
  • Respiratory disease
  • Liver disease
  • STDs
  • Malnutrition
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Memory problems
  • Impaired cognitive functioning
  • Damaged brain connections
  • Loss of employment
  • Damaged relationships
  • Divorce and custody issues
  • Accidental injuries
  • Assault or trauma
  • Financial difficulties
  • Overdose death or alcohol poisoning
  • Increased suicide risk
  • Financial concerns about the cost of rehab
  • Worry about the impact on work of taking an extended leave
  • Feelings of ambiguity about sobriety
  • Consider accompanying the loved one to tour some rehabs being considered. There you can help them obtain important details about each facility that will help in making the final decision.
  • Encourage the loved one to discuss the need for a leave of absence with their human resources department. The information will be kept confidential per federal protections (Americans with Disability Act).

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