Patient Comments: Drug Abuse - Symptoms

What were signs and symptoms of drug abuse in a friend or relative?

Comment from: hoffmanloretta, 19-24 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 06

Jobs often lead to addiction or drug abuse. Symptoms are automatically reaching for a drink after a long hard day at work, or self-medicating with drugs or alcohol as a way to cope with the stress surrounding day-to-day life and job.

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Comment from: Lizzie, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 17

I have a 27-year-old who is addicted to steroid inhalers. She uses them about 8-10 times a day. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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