- Loss of appetite or change in eating habits, bloated or puffy look, unexplained weight loss or gain.
- Lethargy, slowed or staggering gait, dizziness, slurred speech.
- Extreme hyperactivity, rapid speech, wild or jerking movements, seizures, disorientation.
- Red, watery eyes; drooping eyelids; runny nose; persistent and hacking cough.
- Tremors or shaking hands, feet, or head; extreme nervousness or agitation (these may signal physical withdrawal symptoms).
- Nausea, vomiting, excessive sweating unexplained by presence of another illness.
- Needle marks (“tracks”) on lower arm, lower leg, or bottom of feet (to avoid detection).
- Insomnia or excessive sleeping at inappropriate times.
- Noticeable change in personal grooming habits; sloppy, dirty, or unkempt appearance.
- Personality changes, unexplained violent or bizarre behavior.
- Changes in friends, new hangouts, sudden avoidance of “old crowd”.
- Changes in activities, hobbies; loss of interest in previously important activities; discontinuation of favorite hobbies or pastimes.
- Secretiveness, sudden withdrawal from family and friends.
- Unexplained periods of moodiness, irritability, depression, anxiety; frequent temper tantrums and continuing resentful behavior.
- Sudden oversensitivity (everything is a “hassle,” or a reason to “get off my back”).
- Change or drop in performance at work or school, grades dropping off; change in habits at home.
- Noticeable drop in attention span, nodding off in class or work.
- General lack of motivation to do anything; boredom; “I don’t care” attitude.
Consequences on the Job
- Spasmodic Work Performance
- Poor Concentration
- Poor Attitude
- Abnormal Actions
- Lowered Efficiency
- Declining Employee Relations