What are signs of substance abuse?

•Failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school, or home
•Repeated absences or poor work performance
•Neglect of children or household
•Driving an automobile or operating a machine when impaired
•Arrests for substance-related disorderly conduct
•Interference with sleeping or eating
•Avoiding people or places
•Outbreaks of temper
•General changes in overall attitude
•Deterioration of physical appearance and grooming
•Wearing of sunglasses at inappropriate times
•Continual wearing of long-sleeved garments particularly in hot weather
or reluctance to wear short sleeved attire when appropriate
•Association with known substance abusers
•Unusual borrowing of money from friends, co-workers or parents
•Stealing small items from employer, home or school
•Secretive behavior regarding actions and possessions; poorly concealed attempts to avoid attention and suspicion such as frequent trips to storage rooms, restroom, basement, etc. Signs & Symptoms

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