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Signs of Drug Use

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What are the signs of drug use?

The signs of drug use depend on the drug and the person using the drug. Behaviors that may be signs of drug use include:

Having these signs doesn't always mean a person is using drugs. The behavior could be because of work or school stress, or it could be a sign of depression or another medical problem. But behavior changes like these are common in people who use drugs.

Physical signs of drug use include:


Credits for Signs of Drug Use

Current as of: February 11, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
H. Michael O'Connor MD - Emergency Medicine
Christine R. Maldonado PhD - Behavioral Health


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