Time to introduce you to Chapter III of EDU MAP’s reference handbook for substance abuse. It examines substance abuse signs and symptoms.

Below you can see a brief list of signs of substance abuse provided by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). But beware: although there are certain emotional and physical symptoms of substance use, do not immediately assume that the person is on drugs. There could be other reasons why he or she behaves unusually.

Emotional and social signs:

Physical signs:


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Source: https://www.unodc.org/drugs/get-the-facts/signs-of-drug-use.html