SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Due to the vast amount of signs and symptoms associated with each category of
substance abuse, a general discussion on the psychosocial and physical signs and
symptoms of substance abuse will be presented. Your early recognition and referral of
an abuser of alcohol and drugs could possibly save his life and start him on the path of
a. Psychosocial. Psychosocial Includes psychological and sociological.
Psychological refers to the study of the mind and all its relationships, normal and
abnormal. Sociological refers to the study of the interactions of the individual with other
General personality changes.
Changes in work habits.
(a) Lowered quality/quantity of output.
Inconsistent work pace (likely to change frequently without
Errors in judgment.
(d) Lack of interest in work.
Frequent or increases in:
Lateness to work.
(b) Illness (especially vomiting and diarrhea).
Absence from work area.