It can be an even harder questions to ask. When a loved one is showing signs that may point us to believe that they are struggling with drug abuse, we may disbelieve it at first. As parents we will have doubts. As spouses we do not want to believe it could be true. We think it cannot happen to our loved one, how is this possible? Addiction does not discriminate. It can take anybody regardless of age. If your suspect your child, or other family member of abusing drugs, there are a few things you should know. You need to know the signs of substance abuse, the behavioral clues and physical symptoms that could mean your loved one may be struggling with substance abuse. Once you know these things and become aware, there are other things you will need to know as it relates to addiction and what you can do to help your loved one.