The consequences of youth substance abuse are serious, resulting in brain development problems, car accidents, risky sexual behavior, school dropouts and more. (You can read about the 7 consequences of underage drinking here).
In addition, teens are using substances at a surprisingly early age. The average age of first use of alcohol is 13 ½ in Texas and the average age of first use of marijuana is 13.7 in Texas.
Even the best kids can fall into bad habits and parents need to know the warning signs in case their child might be using.
Here are 9 warning signs of teen substance abuse…..read more