Signs and Symptoms Of Substance Abuse

If someone wondering whether he/she have a substance use problem, the following questions can be helpful. If the answer is more “YES”, the more likely he/she drinking or drug use is a problem.

  • Have you ever sensed you should cut down on your drinking or drug usage?
  • Have you attempted to cut back, but couldn’t?
  • Do you ever untruth about how much or how frequently you drink or use drugs?
  • Have your friends or familycommunicated concern about your alcohol or drug use?
  • Do you ever felt immoral, guilty, or embarrassed about your drinking or drug use?
  • On more than one time, have you done or said something while drunk or high that you later be apologetic?
  • Have you ever blacked out from any substance use?
  • Has your alcohol or drug use caused difficulties in your relationships?
  • Has you alcohol or drug use drag you into distress at work or with the law?



In comparison to fear, anxiety is an awful response happening in the absence of a specific danger or real threat, which is a reaction to a truthful instant threat. It is hard to relax for the people with anxiety disorder, to concentrate and sleep and they may also suffer from some physical symptom like heart palpitations, stress and muscle ache, sweating, hyperventilation, faintness, weakness, headaches, vomiting, heartburn, bowel disturbance and loss of sexual desire. These symptoms are supplemented by changes in thoughts, emotions and behavior that substantially interfere with his/her ability to live and work.

Anxiety Disorder Subtypes

Panic Disorder

This is categorized by repeated panic attacks, which occur unpredictably over at least a month. Panic attacks are spotted if there is a period in which there is an abrupt onset of intense apprehension, anxiety or fear usually related with feelings of impending doom.


This is considered by anxiety about, or escaping of, places and situations from which escape may be problematic (e.g. elevators, vans, trains or shopping centers).

Social Phobia

This is regarded as by clinically significant anxiety motivated by being visible to certain types of communal circumstances, commonly leading to evading of situations requiring socializing.