Addictive Behaviour Warning Signs
Each person’s experience of addiction is slightly different, but usually involves a cluster of some of the below behaviour warning signs of addiction.
Secretiveness and attempts to hide information.
Defensiveness, inability to be confronted
Inappropriate anger outbursts
Criminal behaviour (for example theft, fraud)
Lack of self-care
Irregular eating patterns
Irregular sleeping patterns
Missing appointments or neglected responsibilities
Low frustration levels
Acting out sexually
Increased focus on a substance or behaviour
Mood swings and irritability