If you think your family member is struggling with an alcohol or drug problem, ask yourself if he or she:


Sees friends less often or attends fewer social events

Hangs out with a different group of people

Is exhibiting problems at school or work

Has stopped going to school or work or is going sporadically

Has been borrowing or stealing money

Is in financial or legal trouble

Finds concentrating difficult or appears confused

Is exhibiting extreme changes in mood

Is no longer interested in many activities or hobbies

Seems drunk or “out of it” at various times

Has lost a lot of weight in a short amount of time

Has glazed or red eyes, a runny nose or a constant cough

Has unexplained bruises or marks

Is depressed and has very little energy

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