Alcohol/ Drug Misuse and Dependency

Dependency can be defined as having to have repeated involvement with substances despite the t harm they may cause, because the involvement of taking the substance was pleasurable or valuable.


Having a strong dependency can negatively impact a variety of aspects in a person’s life including, health, social and economic aspects.

Not only this, but often a dependency on Drugs and alcohol can result in illegal activity followed by consequences.

Spotting the signs and symptoms of dependency can be a key step in seeking treatment for yourself, family member or friend.


Symptoms vary and may include some of the following signs:

  • Mood swings

  • Temper outbursts

  • Difference in work performance

  • Withdrawal from responsibility

  • Changes in attitude may often be defensive

  • Changes in attendance to work/ appointments

  • Frequent accidents/ injuries/ mistakes


An experience psychiatrist can work with you to find a treatment that will work best for you helping you to maintain treatment that fits around your lifestyle.

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