Teen Alcohol Abuse
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Only answer 'Yes' if these behaviors are out of the ordinary for your teen.
1. Does your teen often have red or blood shot eyes?
2. Has your teen recently developed a persistent cough?
3. Is your teen tired most of the time or having trouble sleeping?
4. Has your teen gained or lost weight recently?
5. Does your teen sometimes have injuries they can't or won't explain or the explanations don't make sense?
6. Does your teen have frequent headaches, nausea, or sensitivity to sound or light (especially in the morning)?
7. Are there signs you teen is using other drugs, including smoking?
8. Does your teen sometimes slur their speech or have trouble communicating effectively?
9. Does your teen seem unable to concentrate?
10. Has your teen had blackouts, where they can't remember or account for certain periods of time?
11. Has your teen withdrawn from the family, spending more time alone?
12. Has your teen lost interest in activities or hobbies they used to enjoy?
13. Does your teen seem depressed?
14. Does your teen have mood swings or get angry quickly? Is he/she irritable or overly defensive?
15. Has your teen lied to you or someone else?
16. Have there been school problems (drop in grades, missing classes, skipping school, complaints from teachers)?
17. Has your teen been in trouble with the law?
18. Has your teen changed their friends and doesn't introduce you to the new friends?
19. Does your teen go out with friends a lot? Does he/she go to many parties?
20. Is your teen secretive (hides things, locks their bedroom door, doesn't talk about their friends, doesn't tell you where they go)?
21. Has your teen ever threatened or tried to run away?
22. Have you had suspicions that your teen has stolen money from you?
23. Have you had suspicions that alcohol was missing from your home?

Total 'Yes' (out of 23 possible)

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