Date: May 22, 2019

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Signs And Symptoms of Teen Drinking and Drug Use

This page was reviewed or revised on Monday, December 19, 2016 11:00 AM

Your teen is moody, always asking for money, needs more sleep, has angry outbursts and switches hobbies or other interests more often than TV channels. But, that’s pretty typical of a teen. Since kids don’t come with instructions, how can you tell if your child uses alcohol or other drugs?

Look for signs of:

  • Depression
  • Withdrawal
  • Careless with grooming or hostility

Is your child:

  • doing well in school?
  • getting along with friends?
  • taking part in sports or other activities?

Links that will help decode teen behaviour.

What to look for - National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

The Road Ahead: A Guidebook for Parents of Yount Teens about alcohol and other drugs - Here to Help

Signs and Symptoms of Drug Use - Guelph Police Service

Drugs at Music Festivals - The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

Effects of Cannabis Use During Adolescence - The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

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