Drug addiction is a physical and psychological dependence on a harmful substance. If someone is constantly seeking out alcohol and drugs, even after they have caused health, work and/or relationship problems, they are likely struggling with addiction. If and when the signs of substance use become frequent and severe, it is important to reach out for help immediately. Find out more about the warning signs of addiction.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health or substance use issues, call the hotline number for immediate, confidential support 24 hours a day.
Young people who have the following risk factors may be more likely to develop an addiction:
Look out for the following physical warning signs if you believe someone you know may be struggling with substance use:
The following changes in behavior are common warning signs of addiction: