Do You Recognize any of these Signs and Symptoms of substance abuse in a friend, loved one or yourself?

  • Behavioral
    • Getting into trouble frequently, defying authority or breaking rules, illegal activities
    • Agitated or Irritable
    • Unreliable
    • Isolation from friends and family, losing important relationships
    • Impaired memory, concentration or confusion
    • Secretive or suspicious behavior
    • Absenteeism at work or school
  • Physical
    • Low energy level, sleeping too much or not enough
    • Lack of concern for personal hygiene
    • Eyes are bloodshot, dilated, glazed or pinpoint pupils
    • Sudden weight changes
    • Unusual smells on breath or body
    • Use of cover-ups including sunglasses, breath mints, incense or room freshener
    • Slurred speech or impaired coordination
  • Usage
    • Using alcohol or other drugs excessively or inappropriately
    • Built up a drug tolerance
    • Life revolves around drug use
    • Being preoccupied with obtaining or using substances
    • Suffering withdrawal when limiting or stopping use of alcohol or other drugs