Signs and Symptoms of Drug Abuse

If you’re concerned that you or a loved one in Santa Cruz, California,
might need drug rehab, there are some important signs to look out for. 

Financial Distress

Needing to fund a drug habit can become a priority and very costly. Suffering from drug addiction can affect employment and one may go into debt to afford their habit.

Depression and Anxiety

Mental health can instigate drug use because of their use to “cover up” personal struggles with depression or anxiety. Drugs can also induce suicidal ideation or mania.

Irritability and Mood Swings

Drug use brings unpredictable behaviors, irritability, mood swings, communication issues and challenges with maintaining relationships with family and friends.

Increased Conflict

Drug use can create more conflict from guilt or induce vast changes in social dynamics. Well-meaning interventions can be rooted in love but aren’t always well-received.

Sudden Weight Loss

Significant and noticeable weight loss comes from drug use. Some drugs suppress appetite and some will keep people awake for days, resulting in muscle loss and weight loss.

Ignoring Responsibilities

Missing appointments, meaningful life and family events or work days become a new way of life, furthering the divide between the user, stability and their support system.