Warning Signs for Parents, Teachers and Friends

Behaviour listed below is indication that a substance abuse problem may exist in a young person's life. 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 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.