Suspecting a teen aged loved one of drug abuse/addiction is heart wrenching. If they deny your inquiries, the process can be even more complicated and hurtful. However, drug abuse and drug addiction follows very routine patterns, so warning signs can be easy to pinpoint if you're able to recognize the indicators.
Here are 5 ways to recognize drug abuse and drug addiction, which may signal your teenager needs drug rehab treatment.
Sudden Changes in Behavioral Patterns
Teenagers rarely experience major shifts or changes in their behavioral patterns unless something is wrong. When a good to average student suddenly begins skipping classes, flunking, missing work, or demonstrates apathy about activities they used to enjoy, it can indicate a drug or alcohol problem. Erratic sleep patterns can also indicate something isn't right.
Drug abuse often causes erratic or belligerent behavior, which can result in arrest and/or incarceration. Stealing and driving under