Know the Signs of Addiction


Recovery is the first step in fighting addiction and the State of New Hampshire has a variety of services to aid you or the ones you care about. The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has put together a list to make your recovery less difficult. Click Here to find out more.

Signs of Addiction

  • Difficulties at school, disinterest in school-related activities, and declining grades
  • Poor work performance, being chronically late to work, appearing tired and disinterested in work duties, and receiving poor performance reviews
  • Changes in physical appearance, such as wearing inappropriate or dirty clothing and a lack of interest in grooming
  • Altered behavior, such as an increased desire for privacy
  • Drastic changes in relationships
  • A noticeable lack of energy when performing daily activities
  • Spending more money than usual or requesting to borrow money
  • Issues with financial management, such as not paying bills on time
  • Changes in appetite, such as a decreased appetite and associated weight loss
  • Bloodshot eyes, poor skin tone, and appearing tired or run down
  • Defensiveness when asked about substance use

Source: NH Department of Health and Human Services, DEA