Signs of Drug Use in Teens and Tweens

There are many warning signs of drug use in teens and tweens that parents should be aware of. If you’ve seen an unexplainable or drastic change in your teenager’s honesty, grades, behavior, attentiveness, or friends, it may not be hormones. It could be that they are experimenting with intoxicating substances that are as close as your kitchen drawer, medicine cabinet or garage. It used to be that older teens were most susceptible to drug experimentation, but kids today are experimenting earlier and earlier.  In fact, 10 to 14 year-olds are now the most likely to begin experimenting with one intoxicating substance or another. One fad is a throwback to the 60’s “hippie” culture, marked by an increased popularity, availability and use of marijuana (pot), as well as the more seriously addicting 60?s drugs like heroin and LSD (acid).  Today’s pot is several times more potent than it was just a few years ago and heroin is even more accessible in some schools today than

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