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April 29th, 2013

Drug Abuse – Signs And Symptoms of Drug Use

The challenges youth and families face today are complex and have the potential to devastate lives and derail futures. It is extremely important to work together to protect the kids in our community. We believe proactive prevention is the answer to long-term success and are here to empower and educate youth, families, and communities with the knowledge and courage to identify and prevent negative youth behavior.

  • Unexplained drop in grades
  • Isolates from family
  • Frequent and sudden change in moods
  • Dishonest about whereabouts
  • Dishonest about a lot of things
  • Early cigarette smoking
  • Change in peer groups
  • Often draws pot leaves, drugs, or drug symbols
  • Parental defiance
  • Red, watery, or glassy eyes
  • Uses eye drops to hide red eyes
  • Late or unexplained hours
  • Rejection of parental values
  • Have found unexplained paraphernalia
  • Disappearance of money or possessions
  • Defensive about drug use
  • Antisocial behavior
  • Loss of interest in previous hobbies and activities

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Navigating the adolescent years is one of the largest and toughest responsibilities we will face as parents. It is scary to see someone that you care about engage in harmful choices. We are here to help you to prevent your child from making damaging life choices.

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We're here to help you face and overcome potentially life-derailing challenges. Discover the many ways in which you can amplif(i) your voice in the name of making good decisions. We're here as an informative, inspirational resource as we share our personal stories. Join the movement by sharing your story and speaking up for yourself and the people you love who may be going through a hard time.

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You are an educator, influential in the lives of the students and parents you serve. Creating a positive culture within your classroom starts and ends with you. We are here as a resource for your school to make sure every classroom environment is one that is conducive to positive learning and growth.

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