The Franklin County Opiate Crisis Coalition

Signs of Addiction

People with drug problems might act differently than they used to. They might:

  • Spend a lot of time alone

  • Lose interest in their favorite things

  • Get messy—for instance, not bathe, change clothes, or brush their teeth

  • Be really tired and sad

  • Be very energetic, talk fast, or say things that don't make sense

  • Be nervous or cranky (in a bad mood)

  • Quickly change between feeling bad and feeling good

  • Sleep at strange hours

  • Miss important appointments

  • Have problems at work

  • Eat a lot more or a lot less than usual