Keeping an eye out for these red flags could help you prevent your child’s addiction.
April 18, 2014
| The following article first appeared on The Fix
Even if you’re on Facebook, you might not be privy to every aspect of your child’s social life. Adolescents, by nature, seek independence by detaching from their parents and keeping more of their lives to themselves. These formative years are also characterized by changes in the brain that allow drug abuse to occur more easily than at other times. How can you, as a parent, reduce the risks of your child engaging in substance abuse and becoming an addict? Below I’ve listed five signs that indicate your teen is extra-vulnerable to using drugs or alcohol, and what you can do about it.