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Warning Signs of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Typical signs that someone may be in trouble with alcohol or other drugs include:

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  • Unsuccessful attempts to quit or cut down use of alcohol or other drugs
  • Concern from others about this person's use of alcohol or other drugs
  • Difficulties with the law, work or school related to the use of alcohol or other drugs
  • Regrets or guilt about things the person has said or done when under the influence
  • Unexplained mood swings or depression
  • Possession of drug-related materials, secretiveness, strange phone calls
  • Withdrawing from family, isolation

Additional warning signs for youth include:

  • Signs of intoxication including a strong odor of mouthwash, cologne, mints, gum or vanilla
  • Red and/or watery eyes, dilated or very small pupils
  • New friends who rarely come to your home
  • Sneaking out, breaking curfew or withdrawing from family
  • Mysterious increases in cash or sudden sale of possessions

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If some of these signs look familiar, call Bryan Independence Center for a free telephone consultation at 402-481-5268 or 800-742-7845, ext. 15268. A counselor will offer helpful information and may suggest an evaluation.

You also can take an online screening for yourself or for someone else. (If you get a message asking for a key word, please type bryanhealth into the box.)

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