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Behavioral signs of abuse in teens

At Touchstone Recovery Center, we provide treatments for teens and adolescents who are struggling with substance abuse. Substance abuse can affect adolescents and make it difficult for them to navigate social situations, school, and work. Substance abuse can take a toll on someone's life. The therapists at Touchstone are dedicated to helping those who are grappling and need assistance. 

We have over 15 years of experience working with teens and have a deep understanding of how drug addiction starts and the steps to help a teen overcome it. We have a structured program that keeps people accountable and focused on their sobriety goals. If you suspect your teen or loved one struggles with substance addiction or abuse, look to Touchstone Recovery Center in Fresno, CA, for more information on our treatment plans. 

What kinds of behaviors could indicate teen and adolescent substance abuse?

When a teen is struggling with substance abuse, their behavior can change drastically. Several different behaviors can be indicative of a problem. If you notice that they are engaging in various social patterns, they may be grappling with drug or alcohol abuse. Below are a few of the signs of behavioral changes in teens that can be a sign of substance abuse: 

Behavioral signs of drug use or substance abuse include:

  • Avoiding eye contact

  • Frequently asking for money

  • Withdrawing from social situations

  • Stealing

  • Locking bedroom doors

  • Making secretive calls

  • Missing school or work

  • Losing interest in hobbies or activities

  • Abandoning long-time friends

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