Drug addiction warning signs

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Drug addiction warning signs

You know when looking for signs and symptoms, sometimes it really is typical teenage behavior. But you know your child the best and you start looking for noticeable differences things that are happening. Maybe their changing their friends, their clothes. Maybe they're starting to get sick a lot. Maybe they're getting secretive, or maybe even getting rebellious or maybe even non-communicative. Some of the signs that I personally saw was Visine bottles laying around. At first I couldn't figure out why. But once I was educated about addiction, I realized that was to mask the red eyes that come from using drugs. Another sign that I saw was what they classify as the "munchies." Voracious appetites eating anything carbohydrate or sugar-wise and that was something that I saw happen too. So when I looked, even after recovery was in the process, that was a clue that something was going on. These are all signs of possible drug use, but you really need to stop and look at this and realize that you're not alone there is help out there but you have to seek it out. And If you have a gut instinct that somethings wrong, listen to your gut. Don't go into denial and just get active and find the help that your child needs.

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Sharon LeGore

Family Advocate

Sharon is the founder and president of Momstell, a parent advocacy organization she created after the death of her daughter to a drug overdose.  She created the Momstell website in order to expand the mission to join concerned parents and families to work together towards improving drug treatment, education, legislation, and policy. Mrs. LeGore has worked on many drug and alcohol policy, state budget and legislative issues for Pennsylvania, including legislation to create the first statewide Parent Advisory Council for substance abuse issues in Pennsylvania. She serves on several policy tables and co-chairs the PA Children’s Advisory Committee.

Mrs. LeGore is a consultant on substance abuse family involvement issues for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and is also the co-director of the SAMHSA sponsored “National Family Dialogue”. Sharon co-authored the CSAT/SAMHSA report “Families of Youth with Substance Use Disorders: A National Dialogue”, an issue brief entitled “Family Involvement in Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment” a journal piece for Reclaiming Futures entitled “Family Involvement in Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery: What do we know and what lies ahead”, co-authored the “Access to Substance Abuse Treatment: Results of a Family Survey” as well as several additional published articles. She is a national speaker and also serves on the Parent Advisory Board for the Partnership for a Drug Free America.

Sharon is the mother of four and resides in Mt Wolf, Pennsylvania with her husband Terry.

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