When to suspect a drug abuse

Substance abuse in adolescent age group often goes under reported. One has to keep a strong clinical suspicion if following signs are noted/reported-

  • Dull-looking/glazed eyes
  • Drowsiness
  • Needle marks
  • Tremors/Hallucinations
  • Changes in speech-rapid, slowed, slurred
  • White specks on nostrils or clothing
  • Frequent trips to the bathroom

​The impact of drugs is very disastrous on human beings. The users become so addicted to the consumption of drugs that for their purchase they start stealing money from their home, committing theft, robbery, and even murder.  Addicts avoid facing the challenges of life, do not care about relationships, lose confidence in themselves besides having poor immunity, HIV, Hepatitis and other physical and mental diseases. 

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