Drug & Alcohol Problems

If a friend or loved one has one or more of the following signs, they may have a problem with drugs and/or alcohol.
  • Getting high on drugs or drunk on a regular basis
  • Lying about things, or the amount of drugs or alcohol they are using
  • Avoiding you and others in order to get high or drunk
  • Giving up activities they used to do such as sports, homework, or hanging out with friends who don’t use drugs or drink
  • Having to use more of the substance to get the same effects
  • Constantly talking about using drugs or drinking
  • Believing that in order to have fun they need to drink or use drugs
  • Pressuring others to use drugs or drink
  • Getting into trouble with the law
  • Taking risks, including sexual risks, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Feeling run-down, hopeless, depressed, or even suicidal
  • Suspension from school for an alcohol or drug related incident
  • Involvement in the legal system for an alcohol or drug related incident
  • Missing work or poor performance because of drinking or drug use.