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The earlier one seeks help for their teen’s behavioral or drug problems, the better. How is a parent to know if their teen is experimenting with or moving more deeply into the drug culture? Above all a parent must be a good and careful observer, particularly of the little details that make up a teen’s life. Overall signs of dramatic change in appearance, friends, or physical health may be signs of trouble.  What are the signs of addiction?

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What are Some Signs of Drug Addiction?

If a parent believes his or her child may be drinking or using drugs, here are some things to watch for:

  • Physical evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia
  • Behavior problems and poor grades in school
  • Emotional distancing, isolation, depression, or fatigue
  • Change in friendships or extreme influence by peers
  • Hostility, irritability, or change in level of cooperation around the house
  • Lying or increased evasiveness about after school or weekend whereabouts
  • Decrease in interest in personal appearance
  • Physical changes such as bloodshot eyes, runny nose, frequent sore throats, rapid weight loss
  • Changes in mood, eating, or sleeping patterns
  • Dizziness and memory problems

Please call today for a discreet evaluation of your child’s situation. Links Advocate 877-217-8558.

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