While the signs are noticed by the doctor and people around the addict, the symptoms are known to the addict alone. For instance, drowsiness might be a symptom while dilated pupils might be a sign.
Drug addiction - when an individual is dependent on a substance, like a drug, nicotine or alcohol, he/she is unable to manage his/her use of that substance. They keep taking it, despite the fact that it might bring about mischief (the individual could conceivably know about the potential damage).
Being dependant on a substance can lead to strong cravings. It will be extremely difficult for the addict to stop using the substance without external assistance, even when they want to.
The signs and symptoms of substance reliance change as indicated by the individual, the substance they are dependent on, their family history (hereditary qualities) and individual conditions.
These are some of the possible signs and symptoms of alcohol addiction:
A person, because they indulge in alcohol or drugs may exhibit some or all of the above symptoms and not be certified addicts, but they will not display any of the withdrawal symptoms or the associated craving.