It is never easy to find out your teen is using drugs. Communication is a powerful tool for reducing and preventing teen drug abuse. Talking to your teens about drug use can help them make the decision not to use in the first place or to stop using if they already are. If you are concerned that your teen might be using drugs, here are some common warning signs to look for. Behavioral change is usually one of the first visible signs of drug use.
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April 6, by Keisha Mclean-Green 1 Comment. Every major city and small town seems to have a task force dedicated to getting drugs off the streets. And our teenagers are at risk. But before we go gung-ho in the war against drugs and substance abuse, we need the facts.
Teen Drug Use Facts: Cocaine and Crack Statistics
As their children grow to pre-teens and teens, parents worry about new risks they may experience. One such risk is the use of substances, such as alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, and other drugs. Substance use by teens can have a big impact on their health and well-being. The American Academy of Pediatrics AAP , through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC , developed a guide for implementing substance use screening in pediatric practices to help pediatricians address substance use concerns. The AAP recommends screening for substance use in children, starting at 9 years of age.
Cocaine drug use among teens, while declining, is a major concern for parents. This is because young men and young women who use cocaine can become addicted and develop major health problems , including mental health issues like depression, as a consequence. Which means that they are showing signs of addiction.