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Warning Signs of Drug and/or Acohol Abuse

Some common behavior changes you may notice if someone you know is abusing drugs and alcohol are:
  • Sudden or extreme change in friends, eating habits, sleeping patterns, physical appearance, coordination or school performance
  • Loss of interest in hobbies or family activities
  • Hostile or uncooperative attitude
  • Secrecy about actions or possessions
  • Stealing money or an unexplained need for money
  • Medicine containers, despite a lack of illness, or drug paraphernalia in the individual's room
  • An unusual chemical or medicine smell on the individual or in the individual's room

Provided by the Mayo Clinic website

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