8 Drug Abuse Warnings Signs Everyone Should Know About

(Shape, Sept. 22) Drug addicts can hide their problem very, very well. Take singer Prince, whose reputation was firmly rooted in living drug and alcohol-free, and expected the same of his band and those who worked with him. However, he hid his painkiller problem from even his closest friends. How can you tell if a friend or family member is hiding an addiction? A few signs include being defensive about innocent questions, experiencing mood swings, having irrational thinking or behavior, physical changes, or changes in sleep patterns. At the very least, you might feel disconnected as a friend or relative. READ MORE.