Facts Parents Need to Know About Marijuana Abuse

By | July 2, 2010

Effect of the marijuana on user is dependent on the strength or potency of the THC which is presented in marijuana. It is most illegal drug in U.S. Marijuana is taken from hemp plant. People never heard of it in US before 1960, but it got pretty famous in the later years.

According to government survey marijuana was tried by over 83 million Americans, including children aged below 12.

Parents can find out drug abuse in their children using marijuana drug test. Few symptoms of drug abuse among children are as follows:

  • Dizziness and trouble walking.
  • Looking or behaving silly and giggly for no reason.
  • They have red, blood shot eyes.
  • Their memory power may reduce.
  • Always looking sleepy.

Though it may be difficult with teenagers, parents should be able to trace out changes in children’ behavior. Parents should take care of the withdrawal sings like looking depressed, fatigue, careless, hostility and worsening relationships with family members and friends. Changes in academic performance, changes in eating or sleeping habits, increased absenteeism or truancy, lost interest in sports or other favorite activities can be observed by Parents, these habits can be related to the drug use. Other signs of drug abuse include odor on clothes and in the bedroom, use of incense and other deodorizers, use of eye drops, change in clothing, posters, etc.

Parents should also be aware of the marijuana drug treatments. These treatments depend on problem of drug abuse. General treatments can be behavioral therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy, multi systemic therapy, individual and group counseling.

These are symptoms which parents must know to find out if their children are into drug abuse. Drug abuse can then be determined by at homes using marijuana drug testing kits.