Alcohol and Other Drugs

  • CHANGES IN PERFORMANCE

Examples: declining grades, increases in absenteeism, apparent memory lapses, difficulty concentrating, fits of anger, verbal or physical fights, ‘acting out’ or aggressive behavior, declining interest in extracurricular activities.

  • CHANGES IN BEHAVIORAL/ PHYSICAL WELL BEING

Examples: apparent hangovers, bloodshot eyes, dilated pupils, hyperactivity, nervousness, frequent tiredness, excessive sniffing and coughing, unfamiliar scents or smells on person.

  • EMOTIONAL and INTERPERSONAL CHANGES

Examples: reduced motivation, self discipline and self esteem, negativism, defensiveness, secretiveness, erratic behavior and mood swings, withdrawal from others, disorientation, verbal abuse.