Teen substance abuse can take a lot of forms. Do you know what to look for?
Substance abuse is classified as the use and abuse of substances such as cigarettes, alcohol, and illegal drugs. This abuse may begin in childhood, during the teen years, or in adulthood but is extremely popular in pre-teens and teens age 12 and up. Teenagers are full of rebellion and a need to fit in with their peers. This peer pressure means they are more likely to use and abuse these substances. So what do you do when you think your teenage has a substance abuse problem? There are some symptoms of substance abuse every parent should be aware of. (more…)