PEPSA

818 East Jefferson Boulevard
South Bend, IN 46617
Phone: (574) 234-6024
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Alcohol(Beer, Wine, Liquor)
Physical Symptoms:Intoxication, slurred speech, unsteady walk, impaired coordination, slowed reflexes, lowered inhibitions
Look For:Smell of alcohol on clothes or breath, intoxicated behavior, hangover, glazed eyes, bottles, cans or flasks or water bottles containing liquid other than water
Dangers: Accidents due to impaired ability and judgement, heart and liver damage, addiction

Cocaine or Amphetamines(speed, uppers, meth, coke, rock, crack, crank,crystal, ecstasy)
Physical Symptoms:Dilated pupils, restlessness, elevated blood pressure and heart rate, brief euphoria, talkativeness, feeling of well-being followed by depression, loss of appetite, nervousness
Look for:Glass vials, razor blades, straws, glass pipes, white crystalline powder, syringes, needle marks
Dangers:Severe depression, paranoia, heart attack, seizures, lung damage, addiction

Hallucinogens(acid, LSD, PCP, mushrooms)
Physical Symptoms:Altered mood, anxiety, panic, nausea, slurred speech, blurred vision, lack of coordination
Look For:Capsules, tablets, "micro dots", blotter squares, tin foil, dried mushrooms, dilated pupils, hallucinations, disorientation, mood swings, nausea
Dangers:Unpredictable behavior, emotional instability, violent behavior

Inhalants(gas, aerosols, glue, nitrates, correction fluid, paint, computer keyboard duster/cleaner)
Physical Symptoms: Nausea, dizziness, headaches, poor motor coordination and lack of control, bad breath, impaired vision, violent behavior, memory and thought problems
Look For:Cleaning rags, empty spray cans like whipped cream or paint cans, tubes of glue, baggies, small bottles, socks saturated with substance
Dangers:Unconsciousness, suffocation, nausea and vomiting, damage to brain and central nervous system, sudden death

Marijuana(pot, dope, weed, herb, grass, hash, joint, blunt)
Physical symptoms: Altered perceptions, red eyes, dry mouth, sweet burnt odor, neglect of appearance, loss of motivatiohn, slow reactions, memory lapses, euphoria, laughing, hunger
Look For:Rolling papers, pipes, dried plant material (dark green or brown), roach clips, baggies, incense
Dangers:Anxiety, loss of motivation, impaired short term memory and learning, slowed thinking, addiction

Opioids(Heroin, Morphine, Codeine, Lortab, Oxycontin, Vicodin)
Physical Symptoms:Euphoria, drowsiness, insensitivity to pain, nausea, vomiting, watery eyes, runny nose, lethargy
Look For:Needle marks, needles, syringes, spoons, pipes, pinpoint pupils, cold moist skin
Dangers:Lethargy, weight loss, AIDS, Hepatitis, accidental overdose, addiction

Tobacco(smokes, butts, cigs, snuff, dip, chew, plug)
Physical Symptoms:shortness of breath, odor of cigarette smoke, discolored teeth or fingers
Look For:Rolling papers, pipes, spit cups, lighters, matches, cigarettes
Dangers:Respiratory illness and oral, lung or other cancers, addiction

Tranquilizers(Valium, Xanax, Ativan)
Physical Symptoms:Depressed breathing and heartbeat, intoxication, drowsiness, uncoordinated movements
Look For:Capsules and tablets, longer periodos of sleep, pill bottles
Dangers:Muscle rigidity, withdrawal and overdose requiring medical attention especially if using alcohol, addiction

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