Signs of drugs misuse

When someone close to us starts behaving in ways that are perplexing or out of character, a drug or alcohol problem is one possible explanation.

People using illegal drugs may have compelling reasons for trying to keep what they are doing a secret.

One reason may be that they are frightened you will object to their drug use and make it more difficult. Or the fact that they might be using illegal substances and therefore are breaking the law. Another may be their acute feelings of shame and embarrassment about what they are doing.

Sooner or later, however, they are likely to leave clues about their drug use - either the drugs themselves, or bits of apparatus connected with their use. Such apparatus could include syringes, burnt spoons or tinfoil, small amounts of clingfilm or other packaging containing traces of unusual substances.

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