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Do You Know The Signs of Teen Drug Abuse?

Your son has been acting “a little off.” He’s quite the football team. Maybe your daughter has been more moody than normal. She’s always locked in her room. Of course it must be the hormones, right? Unfortunately, parents, teachers, and trusted adults often miss the signs of teen drug abuse. Depending on the drug, signs may include;

    • Frequent mood swings
    • Isolation
    • Change in school performance or skipping school
    • Dropping out of extracurricular activities
    • Illegal behaviors
    • Depression
    • Slurred speech
    • Unexplained increase or decrease in finances
    • Burns on finger tips or lips

However, communication is key! Talk to your child early and often about drugs and alcohol. If you suspect use, reach out for help. Let them know they are not alone. Teens are often open to treatment when supported.

 

Prescription Opiates and America’s Crisis

 

Is Kratom Addictive?

Kratom has become popular in the last few years. The drug has been around for a long time. However, the opiate-like feeling produced by Kratom has increased interest in the drug. Addiction to Kratom is real. Many people become physically dependent and experience serious withdrawals. If you are experiencing addiction to Kratom, reach out for help! Call A Pathway to Life Counseling to discuss treatment options today!