Possible Signs of Drug and Alcohol Use and Abuse
There are no absolutes in signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol use and abuse by your child. It is always a combination of things and it is always tricky.
When communication starts failing between a parent and a teen, then obviously the connection begins to get lost and becomes dangerous for the child and their family.
We encourage families to get help right away when things start falling apart.
Below, please find other signs and symptoms to follow. Remember, most of these red flags start happening after the connection between a parent and a kid becomes lost.
Common Warning Signs Include:
Acting out in school
Dropping grades or attendance
Mood Swings Car accidents
Deceit or secretiveness
Lack of motivation
Change in friends
Missing alcohol or cigarettes, money or valuables from your house
Cash flow problems
Frequent visits to nurse’s office in school
Complaints from teachers
Avoiding eye contact
Locking their door
Sneaking out at night
Abuse of prescription medication
Hiding their friends
Lack of interest in any family gatherings