It’s Probably always the Family member or a very good friend to ask about the patients behavior. The first part of call is usually a (GP)
(General Practitioner, Primary care Physician, Family doctor) If the doctor suspects an addiction problem, the patient will be referred to a specialist. Blood test will be required to see if the substance is still in the system.
The substance or activity to which a person is addicted.
Reasons for the addiction
The length of time the addiction has existed.
The patients desire to be cured of the addiction.
The amount and type of support available