7 Ways Addiction is Diagnosed

Ignores the Consequences

Once the cat is out of the bag and your loved one has been confronted about his or her excessive alcohol or drug use, he or she may continue to do it anyway. Wandzilak describes this as the hallmark to addiction. Areas of consequence that are looked at are family, social, occupational, health, legal and spiritual. If any or all of these are being impacted by the use of drugs or alcohol, it may be time to get help.

Did You Know?

The 12-step program is the one most frequently used for helping addicts stay sober, but if the 12 tenets don't fit in with your beliefs or lifestyle, there are other programs out there for you.