Alcohol and Drug Abuse Symptoms
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Mood Swings: Virtually all mood-altering drugs produce a wide range of mood swings from euphoria to depression.
Personality Changes: A normally energetic and outgoing person can become depressed or uncommunicative.
Overly Self-Centered: Always has to have their own way and will do anything to have it.
Strained Communication: Unwillingness or inability to discuss important issues or concerns.
Withdrawal from Family Activities: Refusing to eat at family meals, participating in celebrations or holidays.
Lack of Self-Discipline: Inability to follow rules, complete household chores, school assignments, work-related duties.
School and work problems: Excessive tardiness, absences, drop in grades, drop in job performance, missing deadlines.
Anxious Behavior: Chronic jittery, jerky or uneven movements, fearfulness, compulsiveness, and talkativeness.
Change in appearance: Sudden gain or loss of weight.
Poor physical condition: Lack of coordination, stumbling, shaky hands, dizzy, run down.
Eating: Changes in habits such as loss of appetite or increase in appetite.
Eyes: Bloodshot or watery.
Nose: Chronically inflamed or runny nostrils.
Speech Pattern: Significant changes such as slurred speech, faster or slower speech.