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Alcohol and Drug Awareness

Signs and Symptoms of Drug & Alcohol Abuse

  • Abrupt changes in work or school attendance and grades.

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  • 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.

MALE BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION GUIDE
BODY WEIGHT IN POUNDS

Number of
drinks
per hour
110 120 140 160 180 200 220 240  
PERCENT OF ALCOHOL IN BLOODSTREAM
1 .04 .03 .02 .02 .02 .02 .02 .02 Driving Skills
Impaired
2 .08 .06 .05 .05 .04 .04 .03 .03
3 .11 .09 .08 .07 .06 .06 .05 .05
4 .015 .12 .11 .09 .08 .08 .07 .06
5 .19 .16 .13 .12 .11 .09 .09 .08 Legally Intoxicated
in all States
6 .23 .19 .16 .14 .13 .11 .10 .09
7 .26 .22 .19 .16 .15 .13 .12 .11
8 .30 .25 .21 .19 .17 .15 .14 .13
9 .34 .28 .24 .21 .19 .17 .15 .14
10   .31 .27 .23 .21 .19 .17 .16


FEMALE BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION GUIDE
BODY WEIGHT IN POUNDS

Number of
drinks
per hour
100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240  
PERCENT OF ALCOHOL IN BLOODSTREAM
1 .05 .04 .03 .03 .03 .02 .02 .02 Driving Skills
Impaired
2 .09 .08 .07 .06 .05 .05 .04 .04
3 .14 .11 .10 .09 .08 .07 .06 .06
4 .18 .15 .13 .11 .10 .09 .08 .08 Legally Intoxicated
in all States
5 .23 .19 .16 .14 .13 .11 .10 .09
6 .27 .23 .19 .17 .15 .14 .12 .11
7 .32 .27 .23 .20 .18 .16 .14 .13
8 .36 .30 .26 .23 .20 .18 .17 .15
9 .41 .34 .29 .26 .23 .20 .19 .17
10 .45 .38 .32 .28 .25 .23 .21  

Citation from Mississippi Mothers Against Drunk Driving website; article “How Alcohol Effects Us: the Biphasic Curve” by David J;. Hanson, Ph. D.

For tips, go to http://www2.potsdam.edu/alcohol-info/HealthIssues/1100827422.html

 
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