Useful Information

Behavior Characteristics

Associated with Substance Abuse

  • Stealing small items from employer, home, or school
  • Continual wearing of long sleeved clothes (to hide injection marks) particularly in hot weather or reluctant to wear short sleeved clothes when appropriate.
  • Associating themselves with known drug abusers.
  • Withdrawal from responsibility, wearing sunglasses at inappropriate times (to hide dilated or constricted pupils).
  • Deterioration of physical appearance and grooming.
  • General changes in overall attitude.
  • Unusual flare-ups or outbreaks of temper.
  • Secretive behavior regarding actions and possessions: ¬†poorly concealed attempts to avoid attention and suspicion.
  • Abrupt changes in work or school attendance, quality of work, work output, grades, and discipline.
  • Unusual borrowing of money from friends, coworkers, and parents.