7 Signs a Loved One Has Substance Abuse Issues

Whether it’s a brother, sister, a child or even your own spouse, substance addiction can happen to anyone. Here are a couple of subtle, yet alarming signs you should watch after.

They’re Flaky

“You might notice they are more frequently canceling on you when you were supposed to hang out, or your friend might be giving you new excuses for why they’re not spending time with you,” says Kim Cognato, LADC, LPC,CCDP, CAC, MATS of the Mountainside Treatment Center, over email. “Perhaps they are going to parties that they normally wouldn’t go to. This person could be intentionally isolating themselves from their normal friend group to mask their issue.”

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