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Is my teen doing drugs?

Questions > Category: Substance Abuse > Is my teen doing drugs?
Asked: 2018-11-15 21:03:13

My boy is about to be 14 years old. He's a good kid and shows respect to his father and I, but he's developing behavioral problems. Is his behavior linked to his age or is it possible he's doing drugs with his friends?

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Answered: 2018-11-15 23:45:36

Jackie, It's hard to speculate if your son is using drugs without an example of his behavior, however, 14 is a common age for teenagers to start experimenting. I have listed below several behavioral red flags that may be an indicator of drug use. Drug and alcohol paraphernalia Slurred speech Poor academic performance Signs of hangover (bloodshot eyes, changes in pupils) Changes in eating habits Tremors or impaired coordination High risk behaviors Poor school attendance Appears fearful, anxious, or paranoid Sudden mood swings Aggressive behavior Unexplained hyperactivity Lack of motivation


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Answered: 2018-11-19 15:16:34

it honestly sounds like he is just a teenager. Usually this happens around this age. He may want to experiment with weed and alcohol but it doesnt sound like anything like herion or meth or anything serious like that


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Answered: 2018-11-28 07:32:02

Yeah, it can be a tricky age for kids. Lots to explore, and sometimes they make some pretty stupid decisions. My son turned out pretty okay, but I was kinda worried there for a while. He smoked weed as far as I know, but he kinda grew out of it. If his grades start slipping or he stops doing his other hobbies and stuff, it might be a giveaway for drugs. Just keep a look out.


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