Friday, October 19, 2007

Addiction and Teens: What to Do when Addiction Touches Your Teen

Adolescents who may be caught up in drug abuse and addiction generally exhibit some, if not all, of the following changes:

Problems at school; poor academic performance, cutting class, disrespecting teachers, or dropping extracurricular activities

Changes in friendships; spending time with peers their parents don't know, making or receiving phone calls at odd hours, spending time with peers who smoke, drink, or abuse drugs

Physical changes; weight loss, unusual sleeping habits, lack of personal hygiene, increased cough caused by smoking, nicotine-stained fingers and yellow fingernails, , reeking of smoke or alcohol.

Personality difference; mood swings, unprovoked anger, depression, belligerent and argumentative attitude.

If you have observed some of the above mentioned changes in your teen, The time has come to take action.

Click here to read the full article and learn what steps you must take to intervene for your teen to help break free from addiction before it's too late.

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