5 Common Characteristics of the Drug Abuser

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  1. Assertive personality, often demanding immediate action
  2. Unusual appearance-extremes of either slovenliness or being over-dressed
  3. May demonstrate unusual knowledge of drugs in conversation
  4. May exhibit mood disturbances, suicidal thoughts, lack of impulse control, and/or thought disorders
  5. Visual signs of drug abuse-inability to maintain eye contact, bloodshot eyes or dilated pupils, skin tracks and related scars on arms, forearms, neck, wrist, or ankle