Skip navigation

Common Signs of Drug Abuse


•      Changes in behavior
•      Sudden loss of interest in normal activities
•      Dropping grades/performance 
•      Poor attendance/excessive unexplained absences  
•      New group of friends 
•      Poor physical appearance 
•      Excessive use of sunglasses to conceal eyes 
•      Pro-drug Items (poster, magazines, clothing) 
•      Avoids contact with parents/spouse after being out

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers tips for finding a drug treatment program. You can also call 1-800-662-HELP for referral to a treatment program.