Friday, November 18, 2016

Drug Addiction warning signs of a friend or family member: By Robert Frank Mittiga Recovery Coach

Warning signs that a friend or family member is abusing or addicted to drugs

Drug abusers often try to conceal their symptoms and downplay their problem. If you’re worried that a friend or family member might be abusing drugs, look for the following warning signs:

Physical warning signs of drug abuse

* Bloodshot eyes or pupils that are larger or smaller than usual.  
* Changes in appetite or sleep patterns.   Sudden weight loss or weight gain.
* Deterioration of physical appearance and personal grooming habits.
* Unusual smells on breath, body, or clothing.
* Tremors, slurred speech, or impaired coordination.

Behavioral signs of drug abuse

* Drop in attendance and performance at work or school.
* Unexplained need for money or financial problems. May borrow or steal to get it.
* Engaging in secretive or suspicious behaviors.
* Sudden change in friends, favorite hangouts, and hobbies.
* Frequently getting into trouble (fights, accidents, illegal activities).

Psychological warning signs of drug abuse

* Unexplained change in personality or attitude.
* Sudden mood swings, irritability, or angry outbursts.
* Periods of unusual hyperactivity, agitation, or giddiness.
* Lack of motivation; appears lethargic or “spaced out.”
* Appears fearful, anxious, or paranoid, with no reason.

If you recognise that one of your friends or a family member is in the grips of drug addiction, then call us TODAY for immediate assistance.(7days) PH 0432 944 027

The most loving thing you can do for someone you love who is in the grips of drug addiction is to do whatever it takes to get them HELP.

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