Other Indicators of Substance Use

  • Alcohol, medications, money or valuables missing
  • Alcohol or drug paraphernalia stashed in pockets, drawers, etc. (i.e. a medicine bottle prescribed to another person; empty alcohol containers/baggies/light bulbs/aerosol cans; tweezers, matches and lighters)
  • Over-the-counter medications in adolescent’s possession
    (i.e. Robitussin, Nyquil, etc.)

Depression and anxiety can play a major role in substance abuse. More info.  
Red Flag Red flags indicating you need immediate professional help.

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