Use of alcohol, cigarettes, inhalants,
and other drugs in adolescents is a major concern for parents. Preteens and
teens are starting to use harmful and illegal substances at younger ages. Drinking, smoking, and drug use can affect your child's general health. They can also affect physical growth,
emotional development, and school performance. You can recognize and respond to
substance use by:
- Knowing the signs of substance use.
- Discussing substance use with your teen.
the right treatment if your teen has an abuse problem.
How to recognize and deal with teen substance abuse