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What To Do if You Suspect Your Child Is Using Drugs

Parenting teenagers comes with various challenges, but the fear that they’ll veer down the wrong path is the scariest of all. While it’s natural for children to try things and test their boundaries, substance use can be a slippery slope.

Some early signs of drug use include a loss of interest in activities, emotional dysregulation, and an increase in rule-breaking. You might also notice your teen spending time with new people or find evidence of drug use in your home.

Whatever has led you to wonder if your child is using drugs, here is what to do next.

Take Some Time To Breathe

If something happens that leads you to believe that your teen is using drugs, you may feel compelled to confront them right away. The problem with taking immediate

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Parenting teenagers comes with various challenges, but the fear that they’ll veer down the wrong path is the scariest of all. While it’s natural for children to try things and test their boundaries, substance use can be a slippery slope.
There is something about being the oldest child that sets you apart from the rest of the world. As the oldest of two, my parents had a lot to learn about raising a child. Add to the equation that we immigrated together and navigated a new culture and language, I think it’s safe to say that we all struggled in our own right.

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