Physical Signs of Drug Abuse Essay

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IDC 100 I. Physical Signs And Symptoms Of Drug Abuse And Addiction II. Behavioral Signs And Symptoms Of Drug Abuse And Addiction III. Categories Of Disciplinary Sanctions IV. Disciplinary Sanctions That May Be Imposed On Erring Students Physical signs and symptoms of Drug Abuse Addiction: a. Slowed or staggering walk; poor physical coordination. b. Inability to sleep, awake at unusual times, unusual laziness. c. Red, watery eyes, pupils larger or smaller than usual; blank stare. d. Cold, sweaty palms; shaking hands. e. Puffy face, blushing or paleness. f. Smell of substance on breath, body or clothes. g. Loss of appetite, increase in body appetite, ant changes in eating habits, unexplained weight loss or gain. h. Extreme hyperactivity; excessive talkativeness. i. Runny nose; hacking cough. j. Needle marks on lower arm, leg or bottom of feet. k. Nausea, vomiting or excessive sweating. l. Tremors or shakes of hands, feet or head. m. Irregular heartbeat. Behavioral signs and symptoms of Drug Abuse and Addiction: a. Change in overall attitude/personality with no other identifiable cause. b. Changes in friends; new hang-outs; sudden avoidance of old crowd; doesn’t want to talk about new friends; friends are known drug users. c. Sudden change in activities or hobbies. d. Drop in grades at school or performance at work; skips school or is late in school. e. Change in habits at home; loss of interest in family and family activities. f. Difficulty in paying attention; forgetfulness. g. General lack of motivation, energy, self-esteem, “I don’t care” attitude. h. Sudden oversensitivity, temper tantrums, or resentful behavior. i. Moodiness, irritability, or nervousness. j. Silliness or giddiness. k. Paranoia. l. Excessive need for privacy; unreachable. m. Secretive or suspicious behavior. n. Car

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