How to Recognize Drug and Alcohol Abuse by Teens

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Did you know?

  • 47.2% of all teenagers have used marijuana within their lifetimes.
  • 32.2% of children and teens experienced their first drink of alcohol before the age of 13.

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How to Recognize Drug and Alcohol Abuse by Teens

The Facts

Unfortunately, the number of teens abusing substances like alcohol and drugs is not a small number. National drug statistics including a youth risk survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have found the following to be true:

  • Almost as many as 9.8 percent of people aged 12 to 17 have abused alcohol or marijuana.
  • 1 million youths of the same age group have abused an inhalant such as sniffing glue or huffing paint at one time in their lives.
  • Before the age of 13, 32.2% of youths have had their first drink of alcohol. 31.5% have experienced episodic heavy drinking which is five or more drinks across one or more occasions within 30 days.
  • Do you want to know more facts? Cocaine and marijuana. The number of students offered, given or sold an illicit drug on school property. Click here to get your FREE e-book download Addressing Teenage Substance Abuse: A Parent’s Guide.

In today’s society, children and teens will be exposed to drugs and alcohol in various ways throughout their youth. Between peer pressure and coercion, more and more youths are succumbing to abuse substances for the first time. The odds are stacked against a teen not trying drugs or alcohol during their youth since they are constantly bombarding with assurances from other teens that it’s okay or cool to use drugs or alcohol.

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Warning Signs

Teen drug abuseIt is important to address the issue if you suspect your teen is abusing drugs or alcohol. Teens can have a change in their behavior or attitude due to a variety of reasons including drug and alcohol use. Look for the warning signs and then observe their actions and activities to determine if substance abuse is the reason.

Below are indicators that are a cry for help and may mean that something is going on with your child:

  • School work may suddenly decline with grades either dropping dramatically or slipping slowly down.
  • Dropping activities that previously your child enjoyed or having decreased interest in them. Activities such as hobbies, sports or music.
  • Sudden or dramatic change in physical appearance such as not caring about personal hygiene, not brushing their hair or wearing dirty clothes.
  • Changing their social circle of friends by dropping old friends for new ones. They may even refuse to let you meet the new friends or hide them from you.
  • Do you want to know more warning signs? Secretive behavior. Depression and more. Click here to get your FREE e-book download Addressing Teenage Substance Abuse: A Parent’s Guide.

Of course, teens often go through different phases and can change on a whim but you know your child and you know when something just isn’t right. If you can’t pinpoint this change to something like stress at school or home, it’s up to you to determine if this change should be attributed to drug and alcohol abuse.

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No parent wants to believe that their teen is abusing drugs or alcohol but you have a responsibility to your child to ensure they are well and healthy in all regards. Approaching them to do a drug test will not be a comfortable situation for anyone involved but if you remain calm and have a “trust but verify” attitude, a rapport can be built that will open the lines of communication with your teen.

 

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This information is for educational purposes only. Consult with a physician for more information and specifics. If it is an emergency, dial 911 or call emergency services.

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