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Change is what you want to notice.

Particularly pay attention to significant changes in appearance, behavior or personality.Please be aware, however, that some of the symptoms below can be related to stress, depression or other problems. In any case, if several of these symptoms persist, consult a medical professional or treatment center.

Physical warning signs

  • Bloodshot eyes, pupils that are larger or smaller
  • Chronically inflamed or runny nose
  • Sore throat, coughing, nausea, vomiting
  • Changes in appetite or sleep patterns, sudden weight loss or gain
  • Deterioration of physical appearance and personal grooming habits
  • Unusual smells on breath, body or clothing
  • Tremors, slurred speech, jittery movements, impaired coordination

Behavioral changes

  • Drop in attendance and performance at work or school
  • Withdrawal from family activities such as meals and celebrations
  • Lack of self-discipline in following rules, completing chores, keeping appointments
  • Unexplained need for money or financial problems, leading to borrowing or stealing
  • Engaging in secretive or suspicious behaviors
  • Sudden change in friends, hangouts, hobbies
  • Frequently getting into fights, accidents, illegal activities

Personality changes

  • Unexplained change in personality or attitude
  • Sudden mood swings, irritability, angry outbursts
  • Unusual hyperactivity, agitation, giddiness
  • Lack of motivation, appearing lethargic or “spaced out”
  • Showing fear, anxiety, paranoia
  • Overly self-centered
  • Manipulating others to handle the problems or bear the consequences
  • Strained communication in discussing important issues or concerns

To get professional help from one of the most effective Drug/Alcohol Treatment Programs, call 1-877-711-4673.

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