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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