warning signs of teen drug abuse

Now that school is starting soon, are you sure your teen has not experimented with drugs? Or worse yet, has he or she developed a full-fledged drug addiction? If your child has exhibited any of the following warning signs of teen drug abuse, there is a chance that he or she may have a drug or alcohol abuse problem and could need assistance to overcome this issue.

Before school starts, it is important that you confront the issue and prevent it from becoming more problematic or even irreversible. Use the following signs as an assessment of your teen’s health and well-being. For more information, contact Inspirations For Youth and Families to speak with one of our experienced addiction counselors.

Signs of drug or alcohol abuse

  • Dishonesty
  • Sudden personality changes and mood swings
  • Failure to meet curfew
  • Bad sleeping habits
  • Unwillingness to complete chores
  • Isolation in their bedroom
  • Bonding with people who may be using drugs
  • Loss of interest in usual activities or hobbies

How to find out if your teen is using drugs for sure?

To determine whether your child is using drugs or not, call a treatment center, such as Inspirations, and speak with an expert.

If your teen has a problem and you send them to school, it may only worsen. In school, teens have more opportunities to use drugs and less parental supervision.

As a parent, it is imperative to know that your teen will not be influenced by drug usage in school and that your teen is not left untreated for mental behavior issues.  Many Inspirations teens were unaware that undiagnosed mental behavior issues led to their drug abuse until they received a diagnosis by Inspirations therapists.

At Inspirations, we can help. We’ve positively impacted the lives of teens on a daily basis. The troubling behavior patterns mentioned above are important warning signs of teen drug abuse, alcohol abuse or mental behavior issues.

Inspirations For Youth and Families offers comprehensive treatment for teens ages 13 to 17, who are struggling with substance abuse disorders and mental health issues. Call us at (888) 701-9468 to learn more about how we can help your teen overcome drug addiction. No teen deserves to fight drug addiction alone.