Drug Hotline

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If you suspect or know of criminal activity in your community, please call our Drug Hotline at 770-288-7123. You may remain anonymous.

Signs & Symptoms of Drug Use

If a person shows any of the following symptoms, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is using drugs. The presence of some of these behaviors could be the product of stress. Others may be symptoms of depression or a host of other problems. Whatever the cause, they may warrant attention, especially if they persist or if they occur in a cluster. A mental health professional or a caring and concerned adult may help a person successfully overcome a crisis and develop more effective coping skills, often preventing further problems.

Note: It is important to watch for any significant changes in the person’s physical appearance, personality, attitude or behavior.
  1. Physical Signs
  2. Behavioral Signs
  3. Drug Specific Signs & Symptoms
Physical Signs
  • Loss of appetite, increase in appetite, any changes in eating habits, unexplained weight loss or gain.
  • Slowed or staggering walk; poor physical coordination.
  • Inability to sleep, awake at unusual times, unusual laziness.
  • Red, watery eyes; pupils larger or smaller than usual; blank stare.
  • Cold, sweaty palms; shaking hands.
  • Puffy face, blushing or paleness.
  • Smell of substance on breath, body or clothes.
  • Extreme hyperactivity; excessive talkativeness.
  • Runny nose; hacking cough.
  • Needle marks on lower arm, leg or bottom of feet.
  • Nausea, vomiting or excessive sweating.
  • Tremors or shakes of hands, feet or head.
  • Irregular heartbeat.