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    Physical Exam for Adult Drug Abuse

    Physical Exam for Adult Drug Abuse

    A physical exam is one way your doctor looks for signs of drug abuse or dependence . During your physical exam, your doctor may check for:

    • Nose or lung problems from using cocaine.
    • Needle marks from injecting drugs.
    • Small, "pinpoint" pupils in your eyes.
    • A fast heart rate.
    • Sweating.
    • Slurred speech.
    • A runny nose or watery eyes.
    • Liver problems.
    By Healthwise Staff
    Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
    Peter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction
    Last Revised January 5, 2012

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