Substance abuse can cause problems at work, home, school, and in relationships, leaving the user feeling isolated, helpless, or ashamed. If you’re worried about a friend or family member’s drug use, it’s important to know that help is available. The first step is to identify the problem. You have to first understand what the symptoms of drug use are. The key word here is ‘change’- you have to look out for changes in their health and behavior. Here certain signs that indicate whether someone is taking drugs.
10. Change in eating habits
Weight lose or gain is one of the symptoms of drug use. Sudden weight or loss is a sign of long-term use of drugs. Heroin, cocaine and meth and other stimulants usually cause a loss of appetite. Marijuana can cause either a sudden increase or decrease in body weight. Users will either lose their appetite while others will start having uncontrollable cravings for food.