Behaviors and Substance Abuse
Addiction is not a moral issue. Though some of the behaviors exhibited through addiction are devastating, it needs to be understood that in most cases it is the disease of addiction that causes people to act out in destructive behaviors. Some examples of acting out behaviors are: lying, verbal or physical abuse, stealing, emotional distance, low self esteem, little or no self motivation, and mood swings.
Most of these behaviors are lessened or vanish after someone has received help and is working in a recovery program.