People can be addicted to one drug or to a combination of drugs. Most often addicts have a drug of choice, but will still use other drugs to help them get through a time period of when they can’t use their main drug of choice.
You can almost always spot what type of drug a person is using by specific signs and symptoms that are being displayed through the user’s behavior patterns and physical appearance. But for sure you will begin to notice changes in a person as their drug use progresses no matter what type of drug the person is using. They will start to lose control of their life. Family and relationships and their job and many other areas of their life will start to unravel and be affected by their drug use.
Signs and Symptoms of Drug Use
Here are some general physical and behavioral tell tell signs that will show up through drug abuse.
- Changes in behavior
- Loss of interest in activities
- Withdrawal from family
- Red or glazed eyes
- Runny or sniffly nose
- Mood swings from aggitated to happy
- Changes in sleeping pattern
- Less care in personal hygiene and grooming
- Failure to keep up with responsiblities
How Can I Help My Loved One?
Some drugs are more addictive than others and may require more assistance to help the addict overcome their addiction so it’s important to learn the signs and symptoms of the different drugs there are so that you can get your loved one the proper help that is needed. Our drug rehab help line offers free consultation services.
If you think that your loved one is using drugs, call one of our Narconon Fresh Start addiction specialists right away so we can help you take the next step to get your loved one the proper care and help that is needed.
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Common Drugs that are Used
Here’s a list of some of the most common drugs that are used and their harmful effects. See what the signs and symptoms are and their health effects from abusing these drugs.