Type of Drugs & Stimulants

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Type of Drugs & Stimulants and Symptoms

Alcohol
Slurred speech, impaired judgment and motor skills, incoordination, confusion, tremors, drowsiness, agitation, nausea and vomiting, respiratory ailments, depression

Cocaine/Crack Cocaine
Excitability, euphoria, talkativeness, anxiety, increased pulse rate, dilated pupils, paranoia, agitation, hallucinations

Depressants
Drowsiness, confusion, incoordination, tremors, slurred speech, depressed pulse rate, shallow respiration, dilated pupils

Inhalants
Slurred speech, incoordination, nausea, vomiting, slowed breathing

Hallucinogens
Trance-like state, excitation, euphoria, increased pulse rate, insomnia, hallucinations

Marijuana
Mood swings, euphoria, slow thinking and reflexes, dilated pupils, increased appetite, dryness of mouth, increased pulse rate, delusions, hallucinations

Narcotics
Lethargy, drowsiness, euphoria, nausea, constipation, constricted pupils, slowed breathing

Stimulants
Excitability, tremors, insomnia, sweating, dry mouth and lips, bad breath, dilated pupils, weight loss, paranoia, hallucinations

Tobacco
Smelly hair, clothes, and breath; yellowing of teeth; coughs; increased asthma attacks; shortness of breath and poorer athletic performance. After only a few weeks, users of spit tobacco can develop cracked lips, white spots, sores, and bleeding in the mouth

 *Source: SAMHSA

Signs of Drug Use

PERSONALITY:Drug Abuse

  • Becomes disrespectful-is verbally and physically abusive
  • Is angry a lot, acts paranoid or confused, or suffers from extreme mood swings
  • Seems depressed and less out-going than usual
  • Is secretive and lies about what he is doing and where he is going 
  • Is stealing or "losing" possessions he used to value
  • Seems to have a lot of money, or is always asking for money
  • Withdraws from the family and family activities

PHYSICAL APPEARANCE:

  • Not taking care of hygiene and grooming
  • Not sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Too hyperactive or too little energy

SOCIAL ACTIVITY/SCHOOL PERFORMANCE:

  • Drops old friends and activities
  • Is skipping school
  • Loses interest in school work and is getting low grades
  • Is sleeping in class
  • Loses concentration and is having trouble remembering things

ITEMS TO RAISE YOUR SUSPICION:

  • Possession of pieces of Aluminum foil
  • Aluminum foil with burn marks on it
  • Metallic "whippet" containers containing nitrous oxide (commonly used to make whipped cream)
  • Small pieces of straws
  • Containers with false bottoms
  • Pipes, bongs or other smoking devices