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There are several signs and symptoms that may indicate that you are addicted to drugs, including:

Increased tolerance: You need larger doses of the drug to achieve the desired effects.

Withdrawal symptoms: You experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop using the drug, such as nausea, tremors, sweating, and anxiety.

Loss of control: You have difficulty controlling your use of the drug and may use it even when it is no longer necessary.

Neglect of responsibilities: You may neglect your responsibilities at work, school, or home because of your drug use.

Relationship problems: You may experience problems in your relationships with friends and family members because of your drug use.

Continued use despite negative consequences: You continue to use drugs despite experiencing negative consequences such as financial problems, legal problems, or health problems.

Obsessive thoughts about the drug: You spend a lot of time thinking about using the drug or obtaining more of it.

It’s important to note that these signs and symptoms do not necessarily mean that you are addicted to drugs, as they can also be caused by other factors. However, if you are concerned that you may be addicted to drugs, it’s important to seek professional help from a healthcare professional, addiction specialist, or rehabilitation facility. A healthcare professional can evaluate your symptoms and help you develop a treatment plan that meets your specific needs.