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Bedroom Mall Exhibit Teaches Parents About Teen Drug Abuse

Many parents may not even be aware their teen is struggling with a drug abuse problem mainly because they don’t know what signs to look for. Natick Mall, located in Boston, worked along side South Shore Hospital and Natick Together for Youth to help educate parents about teen drug abuse. The exhibit is called ‘Hidden In Plain Sight,’ and it’s changing the way parents view drug abuse.

Teen Drug Abuse: Hidden In Plain Sight

If you suspect your child is struggling with drugs, take steps to educate yourself about substance abuse and how to help. Knowing the signs of a drug abuse problem will help you know whether or not you need to get your child help today. Here are other signs and symptoms that you should be looking out for if you are wondering if your teen is suffering from a drug abuse problem.

Mental Signs and Symptoms of Teen Drug Abuse

Grades slipping in school, skipping school

Mood swings or quick to anger

Depression and/or Anxiety

Lack of interest in favorite activities

Pulling away from family

New friends

Overall change in attitude towards life

Physical Signs and Symptoms of Teen Drug Abuse

Irregular sleeping habits

Weight loss or gain, irregular eating habits

Change in speech, either excessive talking or withdrawn

Gets sick a lot

Excessive sweating, shaking, vomiting if they are experiencing withdrawal

Teen Drug Abuse Information

These are just some of the signs and symptoms of teen drug abuse. If you are unsure if your child is abusing drugs, it’s best to call a professional for guidance and help. Contact The Watershed now for more information about drug abuse and how you can help your teen recover today.

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