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Asked: 2018-11-02 17:00:34
So me and my signficant other have been together for over a year. I knew getting into the relationship with him was risky because he is an addict/alcoholic. What are some signs that I can look out for if he is using drugs? I am unsure of what he used in the past.. so really anything helps. Thank you


Answered: 2018-11-09 17:46:30

The signs you can look for are secretiveness, inability to sleep or inability to stay awake (extremes on either spectrum), talking fast, nodding out, pale skin, things going missing and lying are some signs that point towards drug use, however, each class of drug has a different associated behavior and it's important that you look up the specifics for what he considered his drug of choice. Usually, when an addict starts using again, they might start with something else but will always work their way towards their drug of choice.


Answered: 2019-01-30 22:11:02

Veronica is correct, Josephine. A lot of what she described is symptoms of side effects of certain drugs or substances being abused. If you search, " drug seeking behaviors" then you will get a better idea of what it looks like in a more social setting. Here i will search for you: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4919169/ Here is an article you might find helpful. I know it is a dry read but let me give you some examples of drug seeking behaviors. Secretive behaviors: not telling you where they are going, who they are with, gone for hours or days at a time without explanation. Doctor shopping: when someone is addicted to opioid meds they will go to the ER or multiple doctors to acquire prescriptions for self inflicted pain or lie about being in pain. Missing money or expensive articles: if your hubby is using and using a lot you will notice money disappear from banking accounts and expensive possessions like jewelry missing. Unstable mood: that one is kind of obvious but if you ask you hubby where he has been and he gets irritated with you, that is usually a good sign of a problem. Hope this helped Josephine. If you notice any of these problem i HIGHLY recommend taking your hubby to an NA or AA meeting. Put him back on track with his recovery.

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