Nigella’s ex-husband Charles Saatchi claims she snorts cocaine, smokes cannabis and abuses prescription medicine. And to hide it, she allowed her “former assistants Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo to spend around £685 000 on a credit card belonging to her and ex-husband Charles Saatchi, 70, in an attempt to stop them revealing her illicit habit,” reveals iol.
While it’s not unheard of for drug addicts to resort to such desperate measures, “knowing whether someone you love has a problem with alcohol or drugs isn't as straightforward as it sounds. Despite the stereotypes of the staggering drunk or the emaciated addict, most people who overuse alcohol and drugs become adept at disguising their behaviour,” explains Healthy Living.
Revealed: Five signs you could be dealing with a drug addict
Luckily, there are some signs that shine through no matter what. These, according to the Mayo Clinic, include:
There you have it: Learning what drug abuse and addiction looks like will give you a better understanding of whether or not you should be worried when you start to notice changes in a loved one you can’t explain. If you suspect abuse, speak to them about getting help before they land in the kind of big trouble Nigella has.