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If you’re worried that a friend or family member might be abusing drugs, look for the following warning signs:

  • Bloodshot eyes. 
  • Changes in appetite or sleep patterns.
  • lack of interest in physical appearance or personal grooming habits.
  • Unusual smells on breath, body, or clothing.
  • Tremors, slurred speech , appearing lethargic or drowsy.
  •  Frequently missing college or work, or a drop in college grades / performance at work .
  • Unexplained need for money . May borrow or steal to get it
  • Engaging in secretive or suspicious behaviours. Demanding more privacy; locking doors; avoiding eye contact; sneaking around, spending extra time in toilet/bathroom.
  •  Sudden change in friends, favorite hangouts, and hobbies.
  •  Frequently getting into trouble (fights, accidents, illegal activities)
  • Unexplained change in personality or attitude.
  • Sudden mood swings, irritability, angry outbursts .
  • Appears fearful, anxious, or paranoid, without reason.
  • Similarly finding needles and syringes at home(not used for medical reasons), spoons / aluminium foil or fingers with burn marks, small plastic pouches with white or brown residue, or missing money, valuables, or prescriptions at home.
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