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Signs of drug abuse

By admin
10 October 2013

Physical: fatigue, repeated health complaints, red and glazed eyes, and a lasting cough.

Emotional: personality change, sudden mood changes, low self-esteem, irritability, irresponsible behaviour, poor judgement, depression, general lack of interest.

In the family: starting arguments, breaking rules, withdrawing from the family.

At school: decreased interest in work, negative attitude, drop in grades, absence from class, truancy, and discipline problems.

Social problems: new anti-social friends, problems with the law, changes to less conventional styles in dress and music.

Other signs: Neglected appearance and hygiene, weight loss, stealing or borrowing money, poor self-image, change in friends, depression, violent outbursts at home, no concern about the future, verbally abusive.