7 Ways Addiction is Diagnosed

Abandons Responsibility

As a person's addiction gets larger, his or her life gets smaller. This works in tandem with indicator No. 3 -- leisure time that would have been spent with friends or pursuing a hobby is now spent obtaining or using alcohol or drugs. Problems in the workplace are likely to arise if drug use is impacting performance on the job. All of this makes a noticeable impact on a person's quality of life.