Look for Signs and Symptoms

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Knowing what to look for is a huge help in determining whether your child is drinking or using drugs – If you’re familiar with the signs of drug use, that knowledge can aid you in gathering evidence and starting the conversation. Here you'll find a comprehensive list of signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol use.

Keep in mind: Many of these signs of drug use or alcohol use – in isolation – may be just normal teen behavior. Mood swings or changes in behavior are a standard part of growing up as teens make the transition from childhood to adulthood. However, as you start to recognize more and more of thethese signs and symptoms in your teen, a picture of drug or alcohol use may begin to become clear.

Click a label to see related signs and symptoms of teenage alcohol use and/or drug use

BEHAVIORAL
ISSUES
PERSONAL
APPEARANCE
PERSONAL
HABITS
HOME OR CAR
RELATED ISSUES
HEALTH ISSUES
SCHOOL OR
WORK ISSUES
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