A 21-year-old member asked:
how can i tell if my significant other has been abusing substances?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Be observant: Signs of abuse may include frequently refilled prescriptions or hospital visits, track marks from needles on the skin and abnormal pupils (dilated/ constricted) or sclera (the whites of the eyes). Letting them know you are concerned and want to help rather than confronting them by accusation is the best approach to opening a discussion about the topic.
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Change in habits: Change in habits, temperament hygiene can give a clue.
Last updated Apr 30, 2016
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