Health Tip of the Week: How to tell if your child is in trouble with alcohol

Health Tip of the Week: How to tell if your child is in trouble with alcohol

• Smell of alcohol on breath, or sudden, frequent use of breath mints.

• Abrupt changes in mood or attitude.

• Sudden decline in attendance or performance at school.

• Losing interest in school, sports or other activities that used to be important.

• Sudden resistance to discipline at school.

• Uncharacteristic withdrawal from family, friends or interests.

• Heightened secrecy about actions or possessions.

• Associating with a new group of friends whom your child refuses to discuss.

--From the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

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