Guilty About Drug Abuse

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Charles Carlson

Charles Carlson, DO, MS

Psychiatry

Yu Shirai

Yu Shirai, MD

Psychiatry

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  • Feelings of guilt or regret regarding drug use

  • Have experienced withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, discomfort or tremors

  • Job or family relationships have been strained or affected by the use of drugs

  • Use of drugs has caused memory loss or flashbacks

  • Still using drugs despite suffering physical or mental side-effects

  • Unable to go without drugs for more than a week

  • History of using narcotics or illegal drugs

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Drug abuse can cause feelings of guilt which may include negative evaluations of the self, feelings of distress, and feelings of failure

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Guilty about drug abuse

Possible causes

  • Drug use disorder

    Substance use disorder is a disease that affects a person's brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication. Substances such as alcohol, marijuana and nicotine also are considered drugs.

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have feelings of guilt or regret regarding drug use?

  • Have you ever taken stimulants, narcotics, or other illegal drugs before?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have cold sweats?

  • Do you have a cough?

Other Related Symptoms

Similar symptoms or complaints

  • Problems associated with drug abuse

  • Alcoholism

  • Hard to control drinking alcohol

  • Alcohol cravings

  • I can't control my drinking

Medically Reviewed By:

Yu Shirai

Yu Shirai, MD

Psychiatry

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