Recognize the Signs & Symptoms of Substance Abuse
Parents, if you suspect that your child may be using substances there are a number of warning signs and symptoms to look for such as:
In addition to these signs and symptoms, parents should also consider what their child may potentially have hidden in their room.
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Also be aware of references in your child’s room or logos on clothes, etc. that make reference to the drug culture. For example, 420 is a known reference for using marijuana. Parents should also be aware that there are many devices and items that look like everyday things but are disguises for hiding substances and paraphernalia. Please see these photos below for photos of some of these items that can easily be found on the Internet.
What to do if you suspect your child is using substances:
Other Things to Look for - Online Safety and Hidden Apps
Learn more here about how you can protect your teens from online predators and recognize hidden apps used to hide information on cell phones.