It is not always easy to identify an addiction problem. Addicts can be skilled at masking their behaviors, even from those who are closest to them. It also is possible that a loved one could be going through an experimental phase or coping with a stressful life change. However, addiction is typically chronic and gets worse over time. It’s important to get help in the early stages before an addiction turns into a life-threatening condition.
Here are some signs to look out for: http://www.healthline.com/health/addiction/recognizing-addiction#Recognize1