You may see changes in your teen's relationships with peers if he or
she is drinking alcohol or using other drugs. Some questions for you to
Has your teen changed friends recently? Has your
teen started associating with an older group of teens or young
What do you know about your teen's friends?
your teen's friends seem to have a negative attitude? What is their attitude
toward substance use (cigarettes, alcohol, inhalants, and other
Have your teen's friends been in trouble with the
Does your teen spend a lot of time alone? (Some teens prefer
to use substances when they are alone.)
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