Heroin Signs

What are the warning signs of heroin use?

It does not include all the signs but are the major ones

These symptoms are not a definite proof of drug use, since some of the symptoms can be attributable to other reasons. However, they are indicators that an individual may be using heroin, especially when multiple symptoms are present.

Symptoms of use:

  • lethargy
  • drowsiness
  • euphoria
  • nausea
  • constipation
  • constricted pupils
  • slowed breathing
  • blue lips
  • rattling breathing (fluid in the lungs)
  • irregular heartbeat
  • restlessness
  • decreased appetite
  • going back and forth between feeling alert and drowsy

Behavior signs:

  • loss of enthusiasm and involvement
  • withdrawal from hobbies and sports
  • reluctance to introduce new friends
  • staying away from home/school for unexplained periods of time
  • irritability and overreaction to criticism
  • loss of interest and deterioration in quality of school work
  • unusual requests for money
  • sudden changes in mood or behavior
  • devious and manipulative behavior
  • lack of pride in personal appearance
  • frequent unexplained phone calls
  • loss of concentration