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Warning signs of teen drug abuse

Drug abuse in teens, is not a new problem for our modernized society. The drug abuse has widely spread and almost every part of the world is affected by this fatal addiction. The drug abuse has proved to be a great threat for the upcoming younger generation. Since, teen drug abuse constitutes of the larger part of the drug abuse percentile, it is a high time to spread awareness among the younger generations and help these addicted teens, get rid of their drug abuse. Timely diagnosis and medication can help improve their situation. For this, identifying drug abuse in teens is important. Therefore, keep a watch on the warning signs of teen drug abuse.

The warning signs of teen drug abuse are many, and therefore, one must be able to properly distinguish between the normal, sometimes fluctuating ups and downs commonly seen in teens during their development that can prove to be really dangerous signs. The distinct warning signs of teen drug abuse are the sudden declining grades at school, also withdrawal from hobbies, team and family life, increase in borrowing money and maintaining secrecy about their possessions and activities. Though weird, the warning signs of teen drug abuse may also comprise of use of incense, room fresheners or perfumes, which is largely used for hiding the smoke or the chemical odor caused by the drugs.

These teens tend to be very hostile or violent for no apparent reasons. The parents must watch out for evidences of any drug paraphernalia like rolled papers or pipes, which are used for taking drugs, also other products like eye drops, which are useful for hiding the dilated pupils and the bloodshot eyes.

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