Signs and Symptoms of Abuse

Signs and Symptoms of Drug Use

There are many signs, both physical and behavioral, that indicate drug use. Each drug has its own unique set of signs but here are some general indications that a person is using drugs:

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