What if My Loved One Has a Substance Use Disorder?


Watching a loved one develop a substance use disorder (SUD) is difficult. We love our families very much, so it hurts us when they are hurting. Before taking action to help a loved one, it is important to educate yourself about the signs of substance use. Understanding the signs will help you understand the next steps you need to take to formulate a plan of action. Signs of Substance Abuse There are physical signs that your loved ones will display when they become dependent upon substances. Such signs of substance abuse include: Bloodshot eyes Slurred speech Cognitive difficulties Weight loss/gain Poor [...]