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Phone Number: +91 9322281256 / +91 8108888703

FAQ

You ask questions and we will try to provide answers. Here are some questions people have been asking us. If you don’t see a question listed below, or need more explanation or clarification, contact us. We will be glad to provide an answer.

HOW TO RECOGNISE DRUG ABUSE IN FAMILY MEMBER ?

Sometimes it’s difficult to distinguish normal teenage moodiness or angst from signs of drug use. Possible indications that your teenager or other family member is using drugs include:

  • Problems at school or work
    • Frequently missing school or work a sudden disinterest in school activities or work, or a drop in grades or work performance.
  • Physical health issues
    • Lack of energy and motivation.
  • Neglected appearance
    • Lack of interest in clothing, grooming or looks.
  • Changes in behaviour
    • exaggerated efforts to bar family members from entering his or her room or being secretive about where he or she goes with friends; or drastic changes in behaviour and in relationships with family and friends.
  • Spending money
    • Sudden requests for money without a reasonable explanation; or your discovery that money is missing or has been stolen or that items have disappeared from your home, indicating maybe they’re being sold to support drug use.
  • Physical and health warning signs of drug abuse
    • Eyes that are bloodshot or pupils that are smaller or larger than normal.
    • Frequent nosebleeds–could be related to snorted drugs (meth or cocaine).
    • Changes in appetite or sleep patterns.  Sudden weight loss or weight gain.
    • Seizures without a history of epilepsy.
    • Deterioration in personal grooming or physical appearance.
    • Injuries/accidents and person won’t or can’t tell you how they got hurt.
    • Unusual smells on breath, body, or clothing.
    • Shakes, tremors, incoherent or slurred speech, impaired or unstable coordination.
  • Behavioral signs of drug abuse
    • Drop in attendance and performance at work or school; loss of interest in extracurricular activities, hobbies, sports or exercise; decreased motivation.
    • Complaints from co-workers, supervisors, teachers or classmates.
    • Unusual or unexplained need for money or financial problems; borrowing or stealing; missing money or valuables.
    • Silent, withdrawn, engaging in secretive or suspicious behaviors.
    • Sudden change in relationships, friends, favorite hangouts, and hobbies.
    • Frequently getting into trouble (arguments, fights, accidents, illegal activities).
  • Psychological warning signs of drug abuse
    • Unexplained change in personality or attitude.
    • Sudden mood changes, irritability, angry outbursts or laughing at nothing.
    • Periods of unusual hyperactivity or agitation.
    • Lack of motivation; inability to focus, appearing lethargic or “spaced out.”
    • Appearing fearful, withdrawn, anxious, paranoid, with no apparent reason.

WHAT ARE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF DRUG ABUSE ?

  • Infectious Diseases & Impaired Health
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Absence from School/College
  • Loss of Job/Income
  • Possible death due to frustration or ill health
  • Corruption
  • Money laundering and Narco-terrorism

WHAT ARE SIGNS OF DRUG ABUSE ?

  • Sudden Change of mood/temper
  • Lack of appetite
  • Bouts of drowsiness or sleeplessness
  • Unsteady gait
  • Nausea and body pain
  • Spending long hour in toilets
  • Telling lies
  • Losing interest in job or in extra-curricular activities
  • Increasing demand for money/stealing
  • Keeping tablets, capsules, scorched tinfoil, cigarattes, syringes etc.

WHAT PARENTS SHOULD DO ?

  • Caring for your children, appending time with them
  • Keep an interest in child’s activities & his friends
  • Talk to them and trust them find out the root cause of worries of your child, encourage children to admit their drug habit
  • Share with spouse
  • Consult with doctor and overcome drug addiction through treatment and counselling
  • Set an example yourself by not abusing drugs.

WHAT STUDENTS SHOULD DO ?

  • Always resist peer pressure. Always “No” to Drugs.
  • Drugs are not “cool”. Decide yourself
  • Girl students should be cautious while taking drinks containing “date rape drugs” like Rohypnol at rave parties etc.
  • Report drugs abuse or trafficking to your school/college principal or police

WHAT TEACHERS SHOULD DO ?

  • Check vendors and hawkers around the school/college
  • Sudden drop in performance should arouse suspicious
  • Random checks in hostel rooms
  • Dissemination of information on drugs
  • Organize event periodically to keep the campaign against drug abuse alive like observance of “International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking” on 26th June every Year.