Some common symptoms of drug abuse

1. Loss of appetite

2. Being unusually sleepy or unable to sleep at night

3. Bouts of talkative, impulsive and overactive behaviour

4. Telling lies or acting suspiciously

5. Losing interest in schoolwork and truanting

6. Losing interest in sports and hobbies

7. Money or valuables disappearing from home

8. Changing friendship patterns

9. Stains and chemical smells on clothing and body

10. Unusual spots, sores and marks on and around the mouth and nose