How to recognize a drug addict?

In different everyday situations, you may need a very useful skill in recognizing a junkie, whether you are a worried mother whose money regularly disappears from her wallet, or an employee of Themis who wants to brighten up his bureaucratic everyday life.

The technique is very simple - we take and begin to observe the object, and in particular its behavior, appearance, voice and, as you probably all guess, with the eyes. The longer a drug addict uses, the easier it is to identify him.

The common features of all drug addicts, regardless of the type of substance used, include:

By clothes:

1. Eyes - reddened, pupils - narrowed or dilated.

2. Significant weight loss in a short time and unkempt appearance.

3. Drug addicts usually feel bad - vomiting, trembling, convulsions, and holes from injections can be found on the body.

According to the mind:

1. The object is irritable and shows its aggressive character when asked about the use

2. Also, he is characterized by the behavior of a young lady before menstruation (when PMS) - a sharp change in mood, depression, loss is interesting to ordinary activities.

3. Paranoia - the addict turns to any crooked look thrown in his direction and worries about it.

Now let's look at the signs of a junkie depending on the type of drug:

Hemp products (marijuana, hashish, etc.) - the pupils are enlarged, the whites of the eyes are reddened, blood vessels are visible, a rapid pulse, high blood pressure.

Stimulants (cocaine, amphetamine, ecstasy, crack, etc.) - the pupils are enlarged and the Rapid pulse is slow to respond to light, rapid pulse, muscles are tense, high body temperature.

Depressants (which slow down the nervous system (alcohol, sleeping pills and tranquilizers) - the eyes "run" back and forth, cannot stop at one object, the pulse is slow, the muscle tone is weak, the pressure is low.

Opioids (heroin, methadone, codeine, etc.) - the pupils are constricted and do not respond to light, low body temperature and pressure, slow heart rate and relaxed muscles.

Hallucinogenic (LSD, hallucinogenic mushrooms) - the pupils are enlarged and do not respond to light, high body temperature and pressure, rapid pulse, muscles are tense.

Inhaled substances (glues, gasoline, gases, etc.) - the eyes "run" back and forth, the muscles are relaxed, the pulse is fast.

Below we give examples of changes in the pupils when using the above substances. If you liked the material, please rate it, and we will analyze how to cope with drug addiction in the next post.