Signs of Teen Drug Abuse

Signs of Teen Drug Abuse

By Lakeview Health
Lakeview Health
Published: September 17, 2016

Being the parent or guardian of a teen comes with tremendous responsibility, and when substance abuse becomes an issue, things get even more difficult. If you think your is struggling with teen drug abuse, it’s up to you as the parent to help your child find a solution. At Lakeview Health, we’re here to help. We offer medically monitored detox, residential treatment as well as comprehensive social resources and educational programs to help your child get back on track. Before you take steps to get your child into one of our programs, we understand that you may want to make sure that drugs have indeed become a serious problem. In this case, we’ve put together a list of signs you’ll want to look out for to help you identify if there truly is a drug problem going on with your teenager:

Is Your Teen Using Drugs?

There are a number of drugs to be concerned about when it comes to teen drug abuse. Alcohol and marijuana are the two drugs that are most commonly abused by teenagers, but prescription drug abuse has become a major issue as well. Not many parents and guardians know about prescription drug abuse, but it’s unfortunately become quite easy for teens to get their hands on them. Stolen prescriptions or drugs illegally sold through dealers can make their way into your child’s life, and because the dose of prescription drugs needs to be heightened over time to produce the same effect, the problem only worsens.

Typical Signs of Teen Drug Abuse

  • Anxiety, depression, fear, paranoia
  • Odd changes in personality
  • Loss of motivation
  • Excess sleeping or not sleeping at all
  • Loss of interest in past hobbies or endeavors
  • Unexplained changes in appearance

Let Lakeview Health Treat Your Teen’s Drug Abuse

If you’re ready to seek addiction help for your teen, Lakeview Health would love to help. Our signature program includes everything a young person will need to put his or her life back together after drug addiction. We have programs in fitness and exercise, mood stabilization, relapse prevention, support for family members, therapeutic visitations and much more. We also offer treatment by way of dual diagnosis, which helps to target emotional and mental issues that may be going on in conjunction with a serious addiction. To get started with one of our quality programs, just call us at (866) 704-7692. And remember that it’s never too late to get help for an addiction, but the sooner you act, the sooner you’ll get back on your feet and start living a healthy, happy life.