Alcohol & Drugs – Signs & Symptoms

Although the following signs may indicate problems other than alcohol or drug abuse, we recommend seeking professional counsel if several signs of trouble are evident.

Physical Problems:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lethargy, dizziness, slurred speech, intoxication
  • Red, watery eyes, hacking cough, runny nose, “munchies”
  • Extreme nervousness, agitation, nausea, hangover
  • Noticeable changes in personal grooming, sloppy dress
  • Sleeping at inappropriate times
  • Accident prone

Emotional Problems:

  • Unexplained personality changes
  • Mood swings, depression, anxiety, irritability
  • Anger, demanding behaviors
  • Apathy, “I don’t care” attitude
  • Memory loss, unexplained confusion
  • Former interests are “boring”

Relationship Problems:

  • Secretive, withdrawn from family and friends
  • Work or school problems
  • Self-centered, inconsiderate
  • Causes anger, tension or worry among family or friends
  • Stealing, unexplained “wealth”, money problems
  • Inconsistent, obnoxious behavior
  • Boasts about drinking and partying
  • Hides alcohol, other drugs and/or paraphernalia
  • Actions show decrease concern for well-being of loved ones

Lois offers help and hope for individuals and families affected by substance abuse.

To schedule a confidential assessment – Contact Lois

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