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How do you know for sure if your child is doing Drugs?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:53 AM on Feb. 1, 2010 in Teens (13-17)

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  • Ask them if they want to smoke a blunt WITH you?

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:00 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • The only way to know for sure is to have them tested. You can ask your doctor to do a urine test under the guise of something else or you can buy a home kit and make them do it in front of you.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:05 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • what kind of drugs?

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 9:39 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • yup only way to know for SURE is a drug test. sorry OP. if your child is not being open with you about this, then you may have no choice but to force the issue.

    Answer by sati769leigh at 9:50 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Not all drugs will show up on a drug test (there's no test for most psychadelics, and most of the OTC kits only test for a few of the things they can test for), and some of them are in and out in such a short time you would only find out if your child had done them in the last 24 or 48 hours.

    I don't know if there is a way to tell for sure. I think your best bet is to work on the honesty and respect in your relationship with your child than to give them an inconclusive drug test. JMO.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 11:42 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Follow your motherly instinct. Try taking their phone. They might remove the battery (their contact for drugs is probably in there). Go in their room if they panic something is wrong. Try going in their drawer (pull the drawers out and look every damm where in their room when they go to school). There are many signs many..are their eyes red, dialated? Do they have a I do not care attitude. PLEASE DONT SWEEP ANYTHING UNDER THE RUG! It's a slow fade and hard to get them back when they are too far gone. Praying for you.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:15 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Warn them of that there WILL BE consequences! Tell them you love them to let it go if you find out. If there friends are doing it they ARE doing it if not they will be very soon. Remind the over and over that you love them over and over and that consequences of drugs..don't get tired of encouraging them in love.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:17 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • The only way to be sure is to do a drug test, but you need to know what drugs to test for.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:00 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Drug testing isn't the only way honestly.
    Every drug has external effects as well as internal. Blood shot and dialated eyes are a sign of any high. Those who snort crack rub or blow their nose more then an average person. If his personal belongings are dissapearing, especially expensive items then he might be selling them for drugs.

    I would bring up the topic of drugs and see how they react. Even if it's a made up situation .. Just say "Johnny, did you hear on the news about the boy from the next time over who died of an overdose?" Then explain your thoughts on drugs. If they get defensive, seem nervous, or twitchy then they're most likely doing drugs.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 1:43 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

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