Is someone in your life displaying odd behavior? Are you finding items in your home which appear as if someone tried to hide them and they are out of place? Do you feel a little crazy trying to understand if substance abuse could be the reason and would like some help? You are not alone and will find some answers in this article. Here are the top 10 signs that will signal substance abuse and possible Substance Use Disorder. A helpful tip for you to remember: If you find an item in your home and not sure what it might be for, search the name of the item you have found along with "drug use" on the internet. Many times you can find explanations and even images how items relate to drug use. These website sites are full of information and have 24 hour numbers you can call for help or questions. SMAHSA and Drug Abuse.
Usually more than one sign from the above list is present to signal substance abuse or Substance Use Disorder/disease of addiction. Maybe your are shaking your head yes to finding or seeing these signs displayed by someone in your life or someone you live with. Please do not wait, turn away or be silent. Open healthy discussion, be willing to listen, calmly ask questions and have a third party present to hear and offer solutions. See the suggestions below to help offer solutions for the person of concern and for yourself while understanding and dealing with this troubling situation. This possible reality of Substance Use Disorder is life threatening and your loved one could find themselves with legal troubles and spending time behind bars.