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Warning Signs of Prescription Misuse:

The symptoms of drug misuse and addiction can vary depending upon the person and the drug being misused. Some of the warning signs include:
• Pills or medication bottles are missing from your home
• Taking medication in excess of how it has been prescribed
• Abrupt changes in their finances
• Dramatic mood changes
• Lower grades, changes in friends, or changes in sleep or appetite
• Loss of concern about appearance
• Physical signs such as fatigue, confusion, weight loss, slurred speech and dizziness

Objects That Might Be Clues:

These are items that may be found in a bedroom, car or purse of someone who uses drugs:
• Cotton Swab Heads and Sticks
• Cotton Balls
• Small Caps
• Rolled Dollar Bill
• Empty Pen Stick
• Cigarette Filter
• Bent Spoon
• Syringe
• One Edge Razor Blade
• Empty Pill Bottle
• Belt with Teeth Marks
• Bottle Caps
• Tin Foil with Burn Marks
• Little or Mini Plastic Bags

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Sources: BSAS, Learn 2 Cope
Posted June 2015
Disclaimer: The contents of this website are not intended to offer specific medical advice and should not be used for diagnosing or treating particular conditions. For questions about your own health, ask your doctor.