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Symptoms of Substance abuse in teenagers

Substance abuse is spreading rapidly around the world and the number of teens who do substance abuse is increasing at an alarming rate. Teenagers are widely using chemical substances for altering their “mood and physical state”. The use of chemical substances beyond the prescribed limit is bound to make the body of the user dependent on them, making the teens prone to use drugs regularly, which is highly fatal. This has also resulted in the rise of illegal drug trafficking. A teen with substance abuse is bound to hamper his physical and mental health, indulging in illegal activities and committing crimes, ruining his future. Therefore, it is very necessary to treat the substance abuse in teens as early as possible. For this, it is important to keep an eye on the Symptoms of Substance abuse in teenagers.

The family members and the friends will be the first to recognize the symptoms of substance abuse in teenagers. The teens with a substance abuse problem, will abandon his/her social life and also avoid extra-curricular activities such as sports, presentations etc. You will find that such teenagers continue to have poor academic records. They also become very aggressive and there is an increase in their irritability.

The symptoms of substance abuse in teenagers can also be recognized if some money or valuables keep disappearing from the house or work frequently. They also incline towards lying to their friends and family to hide their activities. These teens stay depressed and have a greater suicidal tendency. These symptoms, if identified, at an earlier stage, can increase the chances of successful treatment.

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Booze putting teen brains at risk

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Alcohol link to one in 25 deaths

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Alcohol can wreak havoc on health goals

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