Signs and Symptoms

 

Information Card

If your loved one starts behaving differently for no apparent reason—such as acting withdrawn, frequently tired or depressed, or hostile—it could be a sign he or she is struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD). Friends and family may overlook such signs, believing them to be temporary (due to stress or puberty) or avoid confronting the changes for fear of offending or further distancing a loved one.

This card includes twelve questions to ask oneself that can help identify signs and symptoms of a substance use disorder.