Friends and Peer Group
- Changing attitude toward straight friends
- Change in peer group with little interest in old friends, parents don't know friends; can't get names or addresses
- Begins to associate with an older crowd
- Fights with peers
If parents, school personnel or other significant person's in an adolescent's life observe these warning signs, a cooperative effort should be undertaken. An assessment should be made by a competent professional should be made to determine if alcohol/chemical dependency exits, or if another problem requiring professional help is present. Once an appropriate assessment is made, treatment alternatives can be explored with the adolescent and family members. Hamish White and his team at Recovery Counselling Services are expert at providing assessments and consultations in a timely, professional and caring way. Give us a call, we can help.
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