Signs to find out if your teenager has a drug addiction

The following are signs and symptoms of drug addiction in a teenager that researched by Recovery Rehabs
 

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Physical and health signs
  1. Poor hygiene

  2. Clumsiness

  3. Poor grooming and physical appearance

  4. Blood shot eyes

  5. Abnormally poor appetite and feeding habits

  6. Unusual smell of sweat and breath

  7. Dry, burnt or sooty lips and fingers

  8. Unexplained frequent body injuries

  9. Frequent seizures

  10. Frequent nosebleeds associated with cocaine and meth

  11. Frequent headaches

  12. Nausea and vomiting

  13. Mouth sores

  14. Runny nose and  common colds

  15. Unexplained confusion

  16. Extreme body temperatures

  17. Skin break outs

  18. Depression sign

  19. Drastic changes in weight, mainly weight loss

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Behavioral signs
 
  1. Dramatic change of the entire social circle

  2. Violence and hostility

  3. Communication break down

  4. Secretive and chronic dishonesty

  5. Emotional instability and mood swings

  6. Poor relationship with school mates and family members

  7. Sluggish movements

  8. Avoiding eye contact

  9. Hyperactivity

  10. Lack of self-control

  11. Petty thefts

  12. Poor financial management

  13. General lack of responsibility

  14. Frequent consumption of over the counter drugs

  15. Sudden change of sleeping pattern

  16. Slurred speech

  17. Deterred focus

  18. Hypersensitivity to situations

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School-related signs
 
  1. Deteriorating academic performance

  2. Decreasing interest in extracurricular activities and hobbies

  3. Absenteeism from school

  4. Loss of concentration in class

  5. Failure to fulfil duties as assigned by the teachers

  6. Rebellion

  7. Reports of drug use in school

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Environmental signs

  1. Presence of drug wrappers, alcohol containers, cigarette filters, butane lighters, and aluminum foil among others.

  2. Frequent disappearance of prescription drugs as well as over the counter drugs.

  3. Disappearance of alcohol or cigarettes

  4. Unusual smell of alcohol, cigarettes or marijuana in the car or in their bedrooms

  5. Burning of incense to mask smells especially with marijuana use

 

Options for Treatment of Addiction

Once an addiction has been acknowledged, there are several options available to get help. Inpatient treatment centers are the best way to fight an addiction, but deciding on a treatment center will depend on several different factors. For many people, money plays a big role. Some treatment centers cost thousands of dollars. Location may also make a difference. In addition, treatment centers are not available all around the world in every city.

 

Inpatient Treatment Centers

Even though there are a lot of factors to consider before deciding on an inpatient treatment center for addiction, this is your best bet at beating an addiction. Detoxification and therapy are the cornerstones of addiction therapy, and both are offered at these facilities. Cognitive behavioral therapy can help patients get to the roots of their addiction problems and help them to see why they started using in the first place.

Remember, if you feel that you may have a problem with addiction, you are not alone. There is hope for you, and it is possible for you to recover and return to the life you love without drugs or alcohol. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, make contact with a person or organization today who can offer you help in recovery at a quality inpatient treatment center.

 

 

 

RecoveryRehabs.com is the nation’s go-to resource for guidance on treatment and recovery from all types of addiction and substance abuse. 

 


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