Signs to look for, if your Child is on Drugs:

Addiction in Children has become a major concern to most parents today. Opiates such as Prescription Pills, Heroin, and Fentanyl are easily available. Parents have valid reason to be terrified about their kids being in active drug addiction.

Physical signs that you may look for include:

  1. Cravings
  2. Physical Dependence
  3. Tolerance
  4. Withdrawal symptoms
  5. Poor judgment
  6. Drug-seeking
  7. Financial trouble
  8. Drug-seeking
  9. Financial trouble
  10. Neglect responsibilities
  11. Difficulty maintaining employment
  12. Develop unhealthy friendships
  13. Isolate

Addiction in Children can be identified by Observing if your child is showing any of these signs. There are warning signs that your child may be on drugs.

Drug addicts are smart! They are good at lying, manipulating and convincing themselves and others that there is no problem at all. The denial (Don’t Even Know I Am Lying) they are in transcends across others in their lives. If an addict wants to protect their addiction, meaning they have no interest in stopping, these behaviors can be ongoing for an extended period of time.

These are a few simple ways to recognize a potential problem:

Look Them In The Eyes:

Pay attention to their eyes. The eyes are usually red and heavy-lidded, with constricted pupils if they have been smoking marijuana or using opiates. Pupils will be dilated and may have difficulty focusing if they have been drinking. Additionally, red, flushed color to the face and cheeks can also be signs of drinking or using drugs.

Watch For Mood Changes:

How does your child act after a night out with friends? Is he loud and obnoxious, or laughing hysterically at nothing? Is he isolating? Unusually clumsy, to the extent of stumbling into walls, tripping over his own feet or knocking things over? Sullen, withdrawn and tired, slack-eyed? Does he look queasy and stumble to the bathroom?

Monitor Driving and the Car:

Your child’s driving habits can offer clues as well. Is his driving more reckless when he comes home after being with friends? Are there new, unexplained dents? If you’re suspicious, search the inside of the car. Does it smell like smoke or alcohol? Are there any bottles, pipes, bongs, syringes or other drug paraphernalia rolling around the floor or hidden in the glove compartment?