The Warning Signs of Substance Abuse

According to Narconon, an international group aimed at helping those with substance abuse problems, there are several signs and symptoms of drug use:
  • Sudden change in behavior
  • Mood swings; irritable and grumpy and then suddenly happy and bright
  • Withdrawal from family members
  • Careless about personal grooming
  • Loss of interest in hobbies, sports, and other favorite activities
  • Changed sleeping pattern; up at night and sleeps during the day
  • Red or glassy eyes
  • Sniffly or runny nose
Suspect someone close to you may be abusing drugs, inhalants, or another substance? Seek help by consulting a healthcare professional.

Find, compare & rate substance abuse treatment providers near you