One of the issues parents are wise to be concerned about during this period in their child's life is drug abuse. In teens as in adults, early recognition and intervention can make a difference.
Read on for the 12 signs that could indicate drug abuse in your teen. But remember that these signs alone are not the only indicators that your child might be taking drugs. If you suspect your child using drugs, consult with professionals because they are the ones who, with your help, can best plan out how to help your child overcome his addiction.
Read these articles for more tips on being a parent to a teenager:
- Deciphering Tween and Teen Speak: 4 Common Statements and What They Mean
- How to Teach Your Teen about Smart Sex
- Young Love: 8 Tips for Dealing with Your Teen's First Relationship
(First published in Good Housekeeping Magazine; Good Health Section as "Health Check" in June 2006; adapted for use in Female Network)
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