Signs and Symptoms of Drug Use

Moving slowly
Itchy skin
Dry Mouth
Sleeping more than usual
Burn smudges around walls/light plates
Hygiene not as important
Different speech – slurred/lower toned
Grades begin to drop
Different friend group(s)
Neglecting responsibilities
Isolation from family and friends
Lying
Sneaky behavior
Avoiding eye contact
Wearing long sleeves or long pants unseasonably
Persistent cough

Picking at skin until it scabs over
Missing items – money, pills, valuables
Diarrhea when withdrawing
Constipation while using
Lots of increased mileage on car
Spoons with burn marks
Straws or empty pen cases
Rubber straps
Syringes
Weight loss
Infections or abscesses
Nosebleeds
Mellow and unmotivated attitude
Needle marks or tracks
Pinpoint pupils

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