A young teen who was once loveable, happy, a reasonably successful student and all around good kid has become surly, disrespectful and defiant. He is wearing the uniform of the druggies, sweatshirt hood drawn up over his face, pants hanging low. He spends hours in his room, uncommunicative. He spends even more hours out of the house, places unknown. He is often sleepy and red-eyed when he finally does come home.
What to Do If You Have a Problem with Drugs: For Teens and Young Adults
Drug Facts | NIDA for Teens
February 13, by The Partnership There is no single reason why teenagers use drugs or alcohol. But here are some of the core issues and influences behind the behavior of teenage drug and alcohol use. Other People. In their minds, they see drug use as a part of the normal teenage experience.
What to Do When You Catch Your Child Using Drugs
Next Substance abuse among young people is a much bigger problem than many parents realize. How big? One in 10 kids 12 to 17 years of age are current users of illicit drugs, according to a government survey. The good news? Parents can also do a lot more than some realize to help protect teens from drugs or alcohol.
Sign up now Teen drug abuse: Help your teen avoid drugs Teen drug abuse can have a major impact on your child's life. Find out how to help your teen make healthy choices and avoid using drugs. Teens who experiment with drugs put their health and safety at risk. Help prevent teen drug abuse by talking to your teen about the consequences of using drugs and the importance of making healthy choices.