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Drug use in adolescence

Help your child get the help they need

Where Might A Child Hide Drugs?

Some common places include in a sock drawer, taped underneath furniture, or inside a shoe. Drug-sniffing dogs are often able to find drugs even if they’re hidden well, so it’s important for parents to be aware of these hiding spots and search their homes regularly for any signs of drug use.

If you suspect your child is using drugs, there are a few telltale signs to look for, such as changes in mood or behavior, slurred speech, and bloodshot eyes. If you find drugs in your child’s possession, it’s important to talk to them about the dangers of drug use and get them the help they need.

People hide drugs in a variety of places, depending on the drug and the person. Some popular hiding spots include:

-In a sock or shoe

-In a pocket or purse

-In a bra or underwear

-In a waistband

-Under a mattress or in a bed frame

-In a cupboard or drawer

-In a plant pot or vase

-In a book

If you think your child might be hiding drugs, it’s important to search their room and any other areas they have access to. Be sure to check all of the above places, as well as any nooks and crannies that could be used to hide drugs.

Why Does My Child Use Drugs?

Some kids use drugs because they want to feel good. Some kids use drugs because they are sad or angry. Some kids use drugs because their friends do. No matter why your child is using drugs, it is important to get them help.

If you are concerned that your child is using drugs, talk to them about it. If they admit to using drugs, don’t panic. Instead, calmly explain why drug use is harmful and offer to help them stop using drugs. You can also contact a drug counseling service for help.

It’s important to be aware of where your child might hide drugs, as well as why they might be using them in the first place. If you’re worried about your child’s drug use, talk to them about it and seek help from a professional. Drugs can have harmful effects on both the body and mind, so it’s crucial to get your child the help they need to stop using them.

How Can We Help?

Here at Buckeye Recovery Network we are ready to assist you or your family members with the highest level of care and treatment available.

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Kelsey Gearhart

Director of Business Development

Kelsey carries multiple years of experience working in the substance abuse and mental health treatment field. Her passion for this field comes from her personally knowing recovery from addiction.

Prior to Buckeye she held titles of Recovery Coach, Operations Director, and Admissions Director. Kelsey was brought on at Buckeye Recovery as the Director of Business Development. She has a passion for ensuring every individual gets the help that they need, and does so by developing relationships with other providers.

Kelsey also oversees our women’s sober living environments – The Chadwick House for Women. She is committed to creating a safe, nurturing, and conducive environment for all women that walk through the doors of Chadwick.