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March 4, 2019 at 10:42 pm #1031AddictionaideParticipant
There are so many pressures for teenagers in our modern world. And, as parents, we can’t always shield our children from frustration. Peers replace parents as primary influences and our teens begin to test their limits. One of those dangerous tests may be experimentation and abuse of drugs. The best way to deal with suspicion and eventual confirmation that your child is abusing drugs are to understand the options and consequences.
How to Tell if Your Child is Using?
You know your child pretty well, until puberty. Then, things change. However, there are several warning signs by drinking problem that you should not ignore. These could be your clues that your child is using drugs. Any combination of these signs could be an indication:
1. Increased truancy and tardiness to classes
2. A decline in grades or withdrawal from favorite school activities
3. Mood swings and/or personality changes
4. Negative behavior in school
5. Change in a peer group or more negative friends
6. Loss of weighing
7. Lack of interest in general appearance
8. Aggressive protective of privacy
9. Withdrawal from family, including close siblings
10. Listlessness or forgetfulness
11. Changes in sleep patterns
If several of these warning signs describe your child’s behavior, proceed with caution. A parent will need to do more investigation and really identify drug use, and not some of our issues, as their teen’s problem.
However, there is no need for detective work in some cases. You have seen paraphernalia. The school has called subsequent to finding your child using or discovered items during a locker search. You have heard rumors. The police have come to your home with allegations of drug possession and/or distribution. At this point, your child has a problem with drugs.
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