The effects of substance abuse in teens are not the only individual; they can also be seen in society. They may face problems at school or college and may involve in criminal activities. It is therefore very important to detect drug abusing teenagers.

Drug testing should be conducted on a regular basis at schools and homes to identify and save them from harmful drugs of abuse.

Drug and alcohol interventions attempt to encourage individuals to see the full weight of their behaviors and convince them to get help.

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Signs of drug abuse

Identifying certain signs helps you to detect if the kid is addicted to the drugs. Some of the common physical and emotional signs are:

• Change in sleep patterns

• Poor motor coordination

• Poor hygiene and illness including nausea and excessive sweating

• Irregular heartbeat

• Impaired thinking

• Mood swings

• Hyperactivity or overtired

• Depression

Drug abusing teens lose their interest in family activities, often abuse verbally and physically at home or school, and disrespect the family or school. In addition, an abrupt decrease in grades, memory and attention loss, and lack of interest and concentration on studies are some of the signs at school.

The moment you observe any of the above-mentioned signs, you need to immediately check if the kid is abusing drugs. Drug testing is one of the safest and easiest ways to detect drug abuse among teens.