What Are The Effects Of Substance Abuse

This 2 minute safety training video covers: Different types of drugs and its causes, how drug abuse can also result in extreme mood swings, how body reacts on substances, what are the other signs of a substance abuse, what is the importance of wearing proper respiratory protection.

Video Transcript

Be aware of the signs and symptoms of alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, opiates, amphetamines and phencyclidine or PCP. Alcohol is a depressant, slowing down physical responses and progressively impairing mental functions. Signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse include aggressive and violent behaviour, lack of coordination, alcohol odor on breath, staggering, slowed reaction time and slurred speech. Cocaine a controlled substance is use medically as a local anesthetic when abuse it can be powerful mental and physical stimulant. Cocaine abusers may show increase physical activity and fatigue, wide mood swings, runny nose and unusual defensiveness anxiety or agitation. Other behavioral clues to suspect an employee of abusive alcohol or other drugs include higher absentee rate compared to average workers, high accident rate, loss of ambition, impaired thinking and depression.