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How can i tell if my child is using drugs?

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Asked: 2018-08-28 22:01:24
Out of no where my child's attitude took the high road and has been acting bratty, unlike herself. I'm wondering how I might be able to tell if my child is using drugs? Are there signs I should know about so I can look out for them to try and get confirmation of whats going on?


Answered: 2018-08-30 18:52:41

One big difference between an attitude change and drug use is appearance and changes in cognitive abilities.


Answered: 2018-08-28 23:51:12

This reminds me of when my husbands deployment. When he was overseas my 14 year old daughter at the time got involved with drugs. She was secretive and sneaky, I knew sometime was up but couldnt bring myself to believe or admit it. I did it by drug testing her and turned out she was doing cocaine.


Answered: 2018-11-05 22:39:19

When kids are using drugs, they can often show some or many of the following symptoms: New friends Home late frequently Needs money more often Avoids eye contact Becomes secretive about phone calls Weight change Mood swings Memory performance decreases Sleep disturbances, changes or insomnia Changes in life-long goals Less motivated Decreased ability to focus Neglect of personal hygiene Track marks on limbs Excessive absences from school Loss of interest in extracurricular activities, hobbies or sports Decrease in grades Teacher concerns Reports of intoxication at school Disappearance of prescription or over-the-counter pills, tobacco products or alcohol Missing cash or valuables in the house

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