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Transcript of Drug Abuse
Neglecting your responsibilities.
Using drugs under dangerous conditions or taking risks while high.
Your drug use is getting you into legal trouble.
Your drug use is causing problems in your relationships.
Physical warning signs
Blood shot eyes, pupil larger or smaller than usual.
changes in appetite or sleep patterns, weight loss or weight gain.
Deterioration of physical appearance (Grooming habits).
Unusual smells on breath, body, and clothing.
Tremors, slurred speech, or impaired coordination.
Behavior signs of Drug abuse
Drop in attendance and performance at work or school.
Unexplained need for money or financial problems.
Engaging in secretive or suspicious behaviors .
Sudden change in friends, hang outs and hobbies.
Frequently getting into trouble (fights, accidents, illegal activities).
Drug abuse affects almost every community and family in some way. Drug abuse also plays a role in many major social problems.
It harms unborn babys and destroys families.
Commonly Abused Drugs
Common signs and symptoms of Drug abuse
Impact of Drug abuse on your life
Drug Abuse can have immediate and long term effects on you.
Each drug affects your body in different ways.
Even after you stop taking a drug the effects can last, maybe even permanently.
Drug abuse doesn't only affect you it affects the people around you too. Like your family, friends and partner.
Some problems include
conflict with partner
Conflict with children
conflict over money
It is hard for drug abusers to quit the drug they are using. Drugs affect your brain. Different drugs will affect it differently. Drug abusers feel like they need the drug and will do almost anything to get it.