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Alcohol and Drug Awareness
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Signs and Symptoms of Drug & Alcohol Abuse
Abrupt changes in work or school attendance and grades.
Unusual outbreaks of temper.
Obvious mood swings.
Wearing sunglasses indoors or at inappropriate times (to hide bloodshot eyes and/or dilated pupils.)
Carrying eye drops or burning incense (to cover the odor of marijuana.)
Deterioration of physical appearance and/or grooming.
Overreaction to mild criticism.
Stealing items from school, home, or employer.
Physical Evidence of Marijuana Usage
Eye drop bottles (to cover red eyes.)
Incense, room deodorizers, breath fresheners.
Rolling papers, pipes, or "bongs" in closet.
Smell of a sweet odor like burned rope, in room, clothes, etc.
The roach (butt) from a marijuana joint.
Roach clips (holders for the joint.)
Seeds or leaves in lining or coat pockets.
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Last Updated 7/2/16
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