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General Signs of Drug Use


The general signs of drug use among teens include:
    1) Changes in friends; hanging out with a new, unknown crowd
    2) Changes in sleeping and eating patterns
    3) Declining grades
    4) Loss of interest in hobbies or favorite activities
    5) Lack of motivation
    6) Hostile, uncooperative attitude
    7) Unexplained disappearance of household money

Remember, these are general signs of drug use.  Differences between drugs will trigger some specific signs for specific use.  And keep in mind that not every person who demonstrates a few of these symptoms is using drugs.  There may be medical or emotional reasons for changes in behavior and attitudes.  If you have suspicions without specific proof of drug use, you may want to take your teen to a doctor for a thorough exam.

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