Wondering if your child is using alcohol or drugs can be frustrating. Some signs might just be normal teenage behavior.  Many are also symptoms of mental health issues, including depression or anxiety disorders. Here’s a website with many helpful ideas and ways to approach your teenshttps://drugfree.org/article/look-for-warning-signs/

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids states on their website; If you’ve noticed any of the described changes or behaviors in your child, don’t be afraid to err on the side of caution. Prepare to take action and have a conversation during which you can ask direct questions like “Have you been drinking or using drugs?” While no parent wants to hear “yes,” being prepared for how you would respond can be the starting point for a more positive outcome.