Signs of addiction to drugs
If you're using drugs every day and have been for a while, you could have developed dependence on or addiction to drugs. If you're using more in a single dose now than when you started, the chances are you're developing tolerance.
Other signs to look out for include:
Another common feature of drug addiction is that the worse things get, the more attached the user becomes to the comfort and relief that drugs can - temporarily - provide. Each day then further reinforces the vicious circle of addiction - "I know my using causes problems, but using is the only thing that makes me feel ok". At this point, expert help for drug addiction or other problems such as alcohol or gambling addictions may be required in order to stop.
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