Miley Cyrus has hit back at those who have hinted she is taking drugs by posting images of herself which show a much more natural side to her than that of a couple of years ago. The images show her at an event a few years ago with long extensions in her hair and her face full of make-up. The ‘now’ photo is her attempt to show the difference with her ‘supposed’ drug habit. According to the singer, she now looks more natural than ever. She has even titled the before and after snaps as ‘Miley before drugs and after’.
For some time now, the singer has been dogged by rumours of drug taking but it appears as though she has now decided to take a stance. She added the hashtags #drugaddict and #alcoholic to the caption, which is a tongue in cheek way of pointing out that she does not actually show any effects of being a drug taker or an alcoholic.
The Effects of Drugs on the Body
We have all seen ‘before and after’ images of those who have become addicted to drugs – the differences are often huge. Miley’s photos do not show that level of change, and she is keen to point this out. Drugs usually affect the appearance of the face, with some drug addicts looking many years older than their actual age. Some addicts will lose their teeth while others will have open sores as well as hard lines and sunken cheeks. This is not the case for Miley and she is going to extraordinary lengths to make sure everybody knows she does not do drugs.
Do You Suspect Your Loved One Is Taking Drugs?
The above side effects become obvious over time and after a lot of drug abuse. However, signs like these are not always observable and it may not be immediately apparent that a loved one is taking drugs. There are other signs to look out for which may help you recognise someone who is abusing a substance. These can include:
- noticeable difference in eyes – bloodshot, larger or smaller pupils
- sudden fluctuation in weight due to change in appetite
- change in sleep pattern
- slurred speech
- strange smells on the breath or body
- change in performance at school or work
- becoming secretive
- needing more money for no valid reason
- change in social circle
- mood swings
- violent or angry outbursts
- being unusually happy or giddy
- being lethargic or having no motivation
- appearing paranoid or anxious.
The above are the most common signs to look out for if you suspect a loved one is abusing drugs. Moreover, if you do suspect this to be the case then be prepared for that person to deny drug use when confronted. This is usually the immediate reaction of anyone who has been questioned about drug use for the first time. It may be the case that they do not want to admit the problem or even that they do not even think there is a problem.
Ask for Help
If you are sure that your loved one is using drugs, you will no doubt be anxious to get help as soon as possible. The most effective form of treatment for those suffering with addiction is in a drug and alcohol rehab clinic. At Rehab Helper, we can get your loved one access to the best rehab centres across the UK, ensuring help is received as quickly as possible. Call us today and speak with one of our trained counsellors.