Objects that may be clues
  • Q-Tip heads
  • Cotton Balls
  • Small caps
  • Rolled dollar bills
  • Empty pen stick
  • Cigarette filters
  • Bent Spoon
  • Syringe
  • OxyContin (Perc 30’s)
  • Q-Tip Sticks
  • One edge razor blades
  • Empty pill bottles
  • Belt with teeth marks
  • Bottle caps
  • Tin foil with burn marks
  • Heroin
  • Little Plastic bag
  • Penny
Physical Signs
  • Flu Like Symptoms including diarrhea, cramping vomiting
  • Itchy skin, picking at skin
  • Flushed skin
  • Sweating
  • Watery eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Dark circles under eyes
  • Tiny pupils
  • Weight Loss
  • Slurred Speech
  • Drowsiness/nodding off
Changes in Behavior
  • Loss of interest in their personal appearance and hygiene
  • Secretive phone calls or text messages
  • Mood Swings- depression alternating with euphoria
  • Talking Loudly
  • Angry outburst
  • Staying up all night/sleeping all day
  • Missing Valuables and Money
  • Lack of interest doing favorite activities or being around family members

Signs Your Loved One Is Using Opiates

Thank you to Learn to Cope’s:

A Guide for Families Dealing with Addiction and Recovery

www.learn2cope.org