Many teens experiment with alcohol at some stage or another. While this may be just a passing phase, it could become a problem for some. When should you, as a parent, be concerned?
Here are a few signs to look out for: increased defiance; failing grades; a sudden lapse in school attendance; lying about where he's been or who he's been with; giving up usual activities, such as sports and homework; depressed attitude or mood swings; weight loss; change in sleep habits or energy levels; mental confusion; increased physical complaints, such as upset stomach and headaches; getting into trouble with the law.
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