# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Dental Careers II Task 2053966630

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe the signs and symptoms of drug abuse.


Description should include the signs and symptoms of abuse of the following substances:

  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Narcotic analgesics
  • Barbiturates
  • Amphetamines
  • Hallucinogens

Process/Skill Questions

  • What might you say to a patient, doctor, or coworker who constantly wears long sleeves despite very warm weather?
  • What might you say to a patient who smells of alcohol?
  • What are the oral manifestations or signs of methamphetamine abuse?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

Other Related Standards

HOSA Competitive Events (High School)

Teamwork Events


Health Education