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Local Group Shows Parents Warning Signs of Teen Drug Abuse

Feb 02, 2013

A local group in Idaho set up a mock bedroom to help parents identify common signs of drug use in their home. Using the mock bedroom, organizers explained and pointed out warning signs to look for in their child’s room.

Experts warn parents that common household goods can be used inappropriately, such as blankets, books, and cleaning supplies. Kids may be misusing items marketed for jewelry or boxes used to keep items safe to hide drugs. According to drug abuse experts, a parent only suspects drug abuse a year after their child has started using the drugs. Many parents assume prescription drugs are safer than illegal drugs, but misuse or abuse of prescription drugs can lead to addiction, overdose, or death. Law enforcement encourages disposing of unwanted medications properly by depositing them in a drop-off box at a local sheriff’s office.

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