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Signs of Substance Use

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Overview

The following are some obvious signs that a person may be drinking alcohol, using tobacco, or using other substances. This is not a complete list. If you suspect use of a particular substance, get more information on signs of use for that substance.

Alcohol

Tobacco

Marijuana

Club drugs such as ecstasy (MDMA)

Stimulants such as cocaine or methylphenidate (Ritalin)

Hallucinogens such as LSD

Opioids such as heroin or hydrocodone (Norco)

Inhalants

Anabolic steroids


Credits for Signs of Substance Use

Current as of: August 2, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Patrice Burgess MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Peter Monti PhD - Alcohol and Addiction
Christine R. Maldonado PhD - Behavioral Health


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