Many drug and alcohol users are in denial about their addiction. They often believe that because they have rationalized why they use drugs and alcohol has become normal and there is no problem. Because the drug and alcohol use or has rationalized why they use drugs and alcohol they often do not believe that they have a problem. If you use drugs and alcohol and are concerned that you might have a problem here is some questions that you might be able ask yourself which will help you decide if you have a problem with drugs or alcohol.
Are you forced to lie or hide your drug or alcohol use? If you feel that you are forced to hide your drug or alcohol use it could be a sign that there is a problem. If the behaviors considered normal there is no reason to hide your drug or alcohol use from others.
Are you getting into legal trouble or have you done anything illegally to get your drugs or alcohol? Your drug and alcohol use can be viewed as a problem we start to do things illegally in order to gain the drugs and alcohol that you need to use. If you notice that you’re getting into legal trouble or trouble with your family this could be a sign that the drug and alcohol use has turned into a problem.
Are you spending money that you don’t have or can’t afford to spend on drugs and alcohol? If you notice that you are using money that is normally reserved for bills and other expenses on drugs and alcohol it could be a sign that it has turned into a problem.