Warning Signs of Substance Abuse and Addiction
It is typical for people who abuse substances to try and hide their symptoms and downplay the problem. Physicians may go to extra lengths to mask their substance abuse symptoms, as they are under the constant pressure of a high-stress occupation, as well as feeling the need to keep up appearances.
The beginning signs of addiction tend to be more subtle than the symptoms individuals can display once they are in an active addiction cycle. Signs and symptoms may also vary due to individual biology and the substance, or combination of substances, being abused.
Physical warning signs of drug abuse can include:
Psychological warning signs of drug abuse may include: