How can I tell if my child is using drugs?

It may be hard to tell the difference between signs of drug use and normal teenage behaviour e.g. being moody, sleeping late, changing friends. As a parent you will know your own child and might notice changes in his/her behaviour.

Some of these behaviours could indicate drug use:

  • Sudden mood changes.
  • Losing interest in activities they used to enjoy.
  • Money going missing.
  • Displays of aggressive or irritable behaviour.
  • Becoming secretive.
  • Finding drug paraphernalia e.g. powders, tablets, scorched tinfoil, cigarette rolling paper etc.
  • Burn marks on clothes.