Physical Signs of Substance Use

  • Smell of alcohol, marijuana or tobacco
  • Slurred speech, impaired coordination, disorientation
  • Red, glassy eyes or dilated pupils
  • Vomiting or shakes
  • Extremely difficult to awaken
  • Respiratory or digestive problems
  • Physical injuries
  • Marked change in weight and/or appetite
  • Excessive yawning and sleepiness, change in sleep patterns
  • Memory lapses and/or concentration difficulties
Depression and anxiety can play a major role in substance abuse. More info.  
Red Flag Red flags indicating you need immediate professional help.

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