Helping you identify the signs of addiction.

Do you or someone you know have an opioid problem?

At Drug Safe Solano, we want you to be informed about opioid addiction. Here are the warning signs:

Signs You May Have an Addiction

  • Taking the opioid in larger amounts or for longer than you’re prescribed
  • Wanting to cut down or stop using the opioid but being unable to
  • Spending a lot of time getting, using, or recovering from use of the opioid
  • Attempting to keep your usage a secret
  • Cravings and urges to use
  • Not managing to do what you should at work, home, or school because of usage
  • Continuing to use, even when it causes problems in relationships
  • Taking risks to obtain opioids
  • Feeling that you need it to deal with your problems
  • Making excuses when people act concerned
  • Giving up social, occupational, or recreational activities due to use
  • Using even when it puts you in danger
  • Needing more of the opioid to get the effect you want (tolerance)
  • Continuing to use, even when you know you have a physical or psychological problem that could have been caused or made worse by the opioid

Signs Someone You Know May Have an Addiction

  • Sleeping issues, such as difficulty falling asleep, being up at odd hours, or falling asleep at odd times
  • Oddly lethargic or unusually energetic
  • Changes in appetite
  • Pupils either larger or smaller than usual
  • Sudden changes in weight
  • Change in tolerance to medication (needing higher dose or more frequent dosing)
  • Deceptive behavior
  • Changes in hygiene or appearance
  • Financial issues

Want to learn more about the Solano County opioid epidemic? Read more here.

Want to learn more about the risks? Read more here.

 

Questions?

If you need help, please email us at info@drugsafesolano.org.