Especially with long-term drug abuse, people’s personalities and behaviors will start to change considerably as well. The little girl who always had a smile on her face when she was a child may turn into a cold and distant young adult. Your husband who you happily proclaimed your I dos with may become an egotistical stranger to you.
As providers of therapy for families of addicts in Chicago, we have heard many accounts from family members about their loved one’s drastic change in behavior as they spiraled out of control from their drug addiction. The frequent use of these harmful substances will alter the chemistry of the brain, and the result will be a series of negative drug addict behavioral patterns that only get reinforced when treatment is neglected.