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Drug Addiction Signs
There are many signs that
an individual may have a drug or alcohol addiction. The drug addiction signs
listed below are cues to look for when evaluating this matter. Be aware that
possessing several of these signs does not always imply that there is a drug
addiction present, but if one is suspected be supportive of the individual in
their road to drug addiction recovery.
Drug addiction signs:
- Increase or decrease
in appetite; changes in eating habits, unexplained weight loss or gain.
- Smell of substance on
breath, body or clothes.
- Extreme hyperactivity;
- Needle marks or bruises
on lower arm, legs or bottom of feet.
- Change in overall attitude
/ personality with no other identifiable cause.
- Changes in friends: new
hang-outs, avoidance of old crowd, new friends are drug users.
- Change in activities;
loss of interest in things that were important before.
- Drop in school or work
performance; skips or is late to school or work.
- Changes in habits at
home; loss of interest in family and family activities.
- Difficulty in paying
- Lack of motivation, energy,
self-esteem, discipline. Bored, "I don't care" attitude.
- Defensiveness, temper
tantrums, resentful behavior (everything's a hassle).
- Unexplained moodiness,
irritability, or nervousness.
- Violent temper or bizarre
- Unexplained silliness
- Paranoia -- suspiciousness.
- Excessive need for privacy;
keeps door locked or closed, won't let people in.
- Secretive or suspicious
- Car accidents, fender
benders, household accidents.
- Chronic dishonesty; trouble
- Unexplained need for
money; can't explain where money goes; stealing.
- Unusual effort to cover
- Change in personal grooming
- Possession of drug paraphernalia.