is the only answer for Troubled Teens...
"Your teen does
have a destiny in Christ, "...For I know
the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord,
plans for welfare and not for calamity, to give
you a future, and a hope..." -Jeremiah 29:11
It is important
to keep in mind that if a child shows any of the
following symptoms, it does not necessarily mean
that he or she is using drugs. The presence of some
of these behaviors could be the product of adolescent
stress. Others may be symptoms of depression or
a host of other problems. Whatever the cause, they
may warrant attention, especially if they persist
or if they occur in a cluster. A mental health professional
or a caring and concerned adult may help a youngster
successfully overcome a crisis and develop more
effective coping skills, often preventing further
is change; it is important to watch for any significant
changes in your child's physical appearance, personality,
attitude or behavior.
Loss of appetite, increase in appetite, any changes
in eating habits, unexplained weight loss or gain.
Slowed or staggering walk; poor physical coordination.
Inability to sleep, awake at unusual times, unusual
Red, watery eyes; pupils larger or smaller than
usual; blank stare.
Cold, sweaty palms; shaking hands.
Puffy face, blushing or paleness.
Smell of substance on breath, body or clothes.
Extreme hyperactivity; excessive talkativeness.
Runny nose; hacking cough.
Needle marks on lower arm, leg or bottom of feet.
Nausea, vomiting or excessive sweating.
Tremors or shakes of hands, feet or head.
Change in overall attitude/personality with no other
Changes in friends; new hang-outs; sudden avoidance
of old crowd; doesn't want to talk about new friends;
friends are known drug users.
Change in activities or hobbies.
Drop in grades at school or performance at work;
skips school or is late for school.
Change in habits at home; loss of interest in family
and family activities.
Difficulty in paying attention; forgetfulness.
General lack of motivation, energy, self-esteem,
"I don't care" attitude.
Sudden over sensitivity, temper tantrums, or resentful
Moodiness, irritability, or nervousness.
Silliness or giddiness.
Excessive need for privacy; unreachable.
Secretive or suspicious behavior.
Unexplained need for money, stealing money or items.
Change in personal grooming habits.
of drug paraphernalia.
Glassy, red eyes; loud talking and inappropriate
laughter followed by sleepiness; a sweet burnt scent;
loss of interest, motivation; weight gain or loss.
Clumsiness; difficulty walking; slurred speech;
sleepiness; poor judgment; dilated pupils; possession
of a false ID card.
(including barbiturates and tranquilizers) Seems
drunk as if from alcohol but without the associated
odor of alcohol; difficulty concentrating; clumsiness;
poor judgment; slurred speech; sleepiness; and contracted
Hyperactivity; euphoria; irritability; anxiety;
excessive talking followed by depression or excessive
sleeping at odd times; may go long periods of time
without eating or sleeping; dilated pupils; weight
loss; dry mouth and nose.
(Glues, aerosols, and vapors ) Watery eyes; impaired
vision, memory and thought; secretions from the
nose or rashes around the nose and mouth; headaches
and nausea; appearance of intoxication; drowsiness;
poor muscle control; changes in appetite; anxiety;
irritability; an unusual number of spray cans in
Dilated pupils; bizarre and irrational behavior
including paranoia, aggression, hallucinations;
mood swings; detachment from people; absorption
with self or other objects, slurred speech; confusion.
Needle marks; sleeping at unusual times; sweating;
vomiting; coughing and sniffling; twitching; loss
of appetite; contracted pupils; no response of pupils
Smell of tobacco; stained fingers or teeth.
of Drugs commonly used by teens:
(coke, rock, crack, base)
Physical Symptoms: Brief intense euphoria, elevated
blood pressure and heart rate, restlessness, excitement,
feeling of well-being followed by depression.
Look For: Glass vials, glass pipe, white crystalline
powder, razor blades, syringes, needle marks.
Dangers: Addiction, heart attack, seizures, lung
damage, severe depression, paranoia (see stimulants).
(pot, dope, grass, weed, herb, hash, joint)
Physical Symptoms: Altered perceptions, red eyes,
dry mouth, reduced concentration and coordination,
euphoria, laughing, hunger.
Look For: Rolling papers, pipes, dried plant
material, odor of burnt hemp rope, roach clips.
Dangers: Panic reaction, impaired short term
(acid, LSD, PCP, MDMA, Ecstasy, psilocybin mushrooms,
Physical Symptoms: Altered mood and perceptions,
focus on detail, anxiety, panic, nausea, synaesthesia
(ex: smell colors, see sounds)
Look For: Capsules, tablets, "microdots",
Dangers: Unpredictable behavior, emotional
instability, violent behavior (with PCP)
(gas, aerosols, glue, nitrates, rush, white out)
Physical Symptoms: Nausea, dizziness, headaches,
lack of coordination and control.
Look For: Odor of substance on clothing and
breath, intoxication, drowsiness, poor muscular
Dangers: Unconsciousness, suffocation, nausea
and vomiting, damage to brand and central nervous
system, sudden death.
Heroin (junk, dope, black tar, China white)
Demerol, Deluded (D's), Morphine, Codeine
Physical Symptoms: Euphoria, drowsiness,
insensitivity to pain, nausea, vomiting, watery
eyes, runny nose (see depressants).
Look For: Needle marks on arms, needles,
syringes, spoons, pinpoint pupils, cold moist skin.
Dangers: Addiction, lethargy, weight loss,
contamination from un sterile needles (hepatitis,
AIDS), accidental overdose.
(speed, uppers, crank, bam, black beauties, crystal
dexies, caffeine, nicotine, cocaine, amphetamines)
Physical Symptoms: Alertness, talkativeness, wakefulness,
increased blood pressure, loss of appetite, mood
Look For: Pills and capsules, loss of sleep
and appetite, irritability or anxiety, weight loss,
Dangers: Fatigue leading to exhaustion, addiction,
paranoia, depression, confusion, possible hallucinations.
(barbiturates, sedatives, tranquilizers, downers,
tranks, ludes, reds, VAlium, yellow jackets, alcohol)
Physical Symptoms: Depressed breathing and
heartbeat, intoxication, drowsiness, uncoordinated
Look For: Capsules and pills, confused behavior,
longer periods of sleep, slurred speech.
Dangers: Possible overdose, especially in
combination with alcohol, muscle rigidity, addiction,
withdrawal and overdose require medical treatment.
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