Is Your Teenager Doing Drugs?
With all the talk about marijuana dispensaries, it is good to be reminded that there are signs to watch for respective to drug abuse in our keiki.
Warning signs of teen drug abuse
While experimenting with drugs doesn’t automatically lead to drug abuse, early use is a risk factor for developing more serious drug abuse and addiction. Risk of drug abuse also increases greatly during times of transition, such as changing schools, moving, or divorce. The challenge for parents is to distinguish between the normal, often volatile, ups and downs of the teen years and the red flags of substance abuse. These include:
RESOURCES TO HELP: