There is really a great number of indicators revealing drug abuse. There are some general signs like mood swings, sweating, abrupt movements and many others. Of course all those signs can have other reasons like health or social troubles, not only the drug addiction. Being revealed they can cause problems at work, university, etc. Drug addiction doesn’t go without being noticed by others.
Anyway, today it is an ordinary thing that your boss may become suspicious and suggest you undergo the drug test. Many of the drug abused people who lost their jobs due to this reason tell similar stories that they were spotted by their eyes. How do actually the eyes look like when a person is drug abused?
After a person has taken cocaine, amphetamines or marijuana, for example, his eye pupils get larger in such a way that it becomes obvious. On the contrary, opiates like heroin constrict the pupils.
German scientists claim that when a pupil changes its size it can be the sign of drug consumption, though it’s not always 100% so. For example, epileptic people also have widened pupils due to the special medication which they take. Usually one would look for more indicators going together with your “unusual” eyes. Let’s look at some examples.
Together with dilated pupils typical meth-effects are: extreme weight loss, too excited and talkative mood, unusual sweating, anxiety, dizziness, mood changes, blurred vision, agitation.
Ecstasy effects may be nausea, chills and sweating. Cocaine leads to anxiety, dilated eye pupils, irritability and paranoia. LSD also dilates pupils, weakens one’s coordination, causes vomiting, loss of control, anxiety and panic.
So if a person reveals some of these symptoms at workplace or elsewhere together with changed eyes, this will probably bring him or her to the random drug testing sooner or later. It doesn’t mean that a person should necessarily take any kind of drugs for a long period of time to observe his or her eye changes. Even a month period is enough for modification of the pupil to become stable and last for a while. Even after you stop taking a drug, for example marijuana, it will take about a month more for the body to finally clear up from the drug remnants.
But there is an alternative point of view about what your eyes may tell about drug abuse. Specialists of an eye clinic in Germany have a different opinion. They claim that it’s absolutely not possible to tell what drugs a person has consumed by looking at his or her pupils.