Teen Drug Abuse
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1. Have you found drug paraphernalia or other evidence of drugs (such as pipes, rolling papers, eye drops, or butane lighters)?
2. Has the teen borrowed increasing amounts of money from you (the parents) or friends?
3. Does the teen steal?
4. Have you noticed abrupt changes in mood or attitude?
5. Have you noticed withdrawal, isolation, depression, or fatigue?
6. Has there been a sudden decline in attendance or performance at school or work?
7. Has there been sudden resistance to discipline at home or school?
8. Have there been more frequent or more intense temper outbursts?
9. Has the teen lost interest in hobbies or sports?
10. Have there been changes in the teen's eating or sleeping habits?
11. Is the teen hanging out with a new group of friends that you suspect may use drugs?
12. Is the teen more secretive about his/her actions or possessions?
13. Have you noticed a drastic change in the teen's appearance or has the teen lost interest in his/her appearance?
14. Does the teen have frequent headaches, nosebleeds, or other physical problems with no medical reason?
15. Do you sometimes smell chemicals or drugs?

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