Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Recognize the warning signs of substance abuse

drugsSuspect someone close to you may be abusing drugs, inhalants, or another substance?

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

Get help by talking to a professional. There are thousands of health care providers to choose from who can help. Where To Find has a comprehensive list of providers- click here to begin a search by zip.

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