Nation: The Symptoms of Youthful Addicition

HOW can a parent tell if a child is using heroin? No single sign is certain proof. The drug affects individuals differently, and many symptoms can be indicators of other youthful maladies. But any sudden change in a child's manner or habits should put parents on guard. What to watch for:

¶ Early stages of use are characterized by abrupt changes of mood and behavior, such as loss of interest in school, dates, sports and other activities, truancy, carelessness about personal appearance. Also by unusual seclusiveness, frequent talking or reading about drugs, loss...

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