The following are some obvious signs that a person may be
smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, or using other substances. This is not a
complete list of signs to look for. If you suspect a particular drug or drugs,
get more information on signs of use for those substances. For more information, see Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
A distinctive smell on the breath and
Cigarettes and lighter in his or her
Cigarette butts outside a bedroom window or in other
odd places around the home
Alcoholic beverages missing from the home
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 12, 2014
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