Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Is Your Kid Doing Drugs?

There is an article at LancasterOnline that advises parents to inspect their child's bedroom from time to time to see if there are any warning signs of drug or alcohol use. This can be particularly helpful for inhalant abuse as well. What are a few things to look out for?
  • Harsh chemical smells, or strong air freshener (can be used as an inhalant or to mask other smells)
  • An unusual amount of empty aerosol cans.
  • Products in your child's bedroom that shouldn't be there, such as whipped cream cans, paint thinner, cooking spray, nail polish remover in a boy's room, et cetera.

If you find anything that indicates that your child may be abusing inhalants, talk to them. Communication is the best defense against drug use.

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