Opiate Abuse Warning Signs

  • lethargy and drowsiness
  • constricted pupils fail to respond to light
  • redness and raw nostrils from inhaling heroin in powder form, possibly traces of white powder on nostril
  • scars (tracks) on inner arms or other parts of body from needle injections
  • use or possession of paraphernalia, including syringes, bent spoons, bottle caps, eye droppers, rubber tubing, cotton, and needles; such items may be left in lockers or drawers at work or school, or hidden at home