Warning Signs and Symptoms
Signs of alcohol use or typical teenage behavior?
While the following behaviors may indicate an alcohol or drug problem, some also reflect normal teenage growing pains. Experts believe that a substance problem is more likely if you notice several of these signs at the same time, they occur suddenly, or some are extreme in nature.
Physical or mental problems: memory lapses, poor concentration, bloodshot eyes, lack of coordination, or slurred speech
Adapted from Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free, 2007