Drug Addiction: Recognizing the Warning Signs
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The warning signs of teen drug use
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Physical and Emotional Signs Changes friends or starts hanging out with a new crowd Smells like alcohol or marijuana (on breath or on body) Displays mood swings and erratic behavior Tends to be negative, argumentative, paranoid, confused, destructive, or anxious Overreacts to. The following behaviors in a youth might indicate drug or alcohol abuse: Mood changes (temper flare-ups, irritability, defensiveness) Academic problems (poor attendance, low grades, disciplinary action) Changing friends and a reluctance to have parents/family get to know the new friends. If your teen is in fact abusing drugs, you may notice some of these signs: Poor hygiene. Poor coordination. Teeth clenching.
Bloodshot eyes. Bruises, cuts, and sores (from falling, bumping into things, or scratching oneself). Constant scratching (a common sign of opiate use). Teen drug use warning signs for stimulants include such items as rapid heart rate and high blood pressure, seizures, excessive buoyancy, irritability, lack of sleep and paranoia.
If an adolescent starts behaving differently for no apparent reason—such as acting withdrawn, frequently tired or depressed, or hostile—it could be a sign he or she is developing a drug-related problem. Parents and others may overlook such signs, believing them to be a normal part of puberty. Signs of Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse The immediate sensations associated with drinking or using drugs include relief, silliness, euphoria and happiness. Those side effects are short-lived, though. The happy feelings are often followed by headaches, drowsiness, nausea, dehydration, exhaustion and fever.
Recognizing the warning signs of teen drug abuse Be aware of possible red flags, such as: Sudden or extreme change in friends, eating habits, sleeping patterns, physical appearance, coordination or school performance Irresponsible behavior, poor judgment and general lack of interest. Some of the most common symptoms of drug abuse in teenagers include lying, making excuses, breaking curfew, staying in their room, becoming verbally or physically abusive toward others, having items in their possession that are connected to drug use (paraphernalia), the smell of drugs (for example, solvent smell of inhalants, marijuana smell) on them, mood swings, sleepless night. Identify the pill and see what comes up. Alternatively, ask your teen.
2. Odd smells are another sign. It could be a new interest in deodorant or a heady smell of marijuana-laced smoke. If you don’t know what marijuana smells like, it’s time to educate yourself.
There are lots of different drugs available to today’s teens. So while a parent may assume “glassy eyes” are the most common indication of drug use, not all drugs have that side effect. So it’s important to know about the most common warning signs that could signal your teen is experimenting with drugs.
List of related literature:
|from Child and Adolescent Psychopathology|
|from Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions|
|from Principles of Addiction Medicine|
|from The Defiant Child: A Parent’s Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder|
|from Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient E-Book|
|from Evidence-Based Medicine Guidelines|
|from Resistance Through Rituals: Youth Subcultures in Post-war Britain|
|from Teenage Suicide Notes: An Ethnography of Self-Harm|
|from Diversified Health Occupations|
|from Principles of Addiction: Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, Volume 1|