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  » Men's health  »  What can you do if you have a problem with drugs?

How do you know if you or a friend has a problem with drugs? A person who has a drug problem might show some of these signs:

  • thinks drugs are the solution to all problems
  • spends all free time figuring out how to do drugs again, how to get money to do drugs, and is anxious, depressed, and irritable
  • has dropped out of regular school activities or social activities and has a new group of drug-using friends
  • can't get to work or school on time, grades have dropped, sleep habits have changed, and he seems to have gained or lost a lot of weight
  • looks sick, tired, or even messy
  • seems to be taking more and more of the drug to get the same effect

If you or someone you know shows some of these signs, you can get help! The only way out of drug addiction is to recognize that there is a problem and that you can get help from others. Talk to your parents, doctor, nurse, teacher, counselor, or any adult you trust. Although it won't be easy, you or your friend can stop using drugs. Don't be ashamed. Everyone needs help at some point in life. Asking for help could be the best decision you ever made.