1. Irritability – When someone you know is struggling with an addiction to drugs, they tend to become easily irritable and angry. Their emotional state changes quickly and a bipolar disorder can become apparent. Negative behavior can be a sign of addiction.
2. Absence – If the person’s schedule has changed significantly and the person is absent much more often, this could possibly be a sign of drug abuse. In a teenager, this sign alone may not necessarily be a drug addiction. However, combining irritability and absence from school and other mandatory activities could pose an issue.
3. Body language – Fidgety behavior and muscle spasms are sure signs there could be a drug addiction problem. An inability to sit or stand still and a constant movement of the hands can show either recent drug use or a withdrawal. Discussing the situation with the person in order to find help is important and should be considered if any of these symptoms appear to be happening.
If you’re struggling with drug addiction, don’t hesitate to contact Solace Counseling. We can be there for you and get you through.