What are some behavioral signs of substance abuse?

George Joseph
Addiction Medicine
Behavioral signs of substance abuse:

• Lack of motivation and performance in school or at work

• Sudden financial problems or excess spending

• Illegal acts such as stealing

• Behaviors become secretive and paranoid

• Decreased interest in or time for hobbies

• Change in friends and social activities

• Increased fights and accidents

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