I am addicted to narcotics

How can you recognize an addiction?

Therefore, one has to look for clues that indicate whether a child takes intoxicants regularly or not. For example, drug use can change the way you deal with family and friends, or your school performance can deteriorate.

Evidence of real addiction problems

  • obsessive-compulsive desire for the addictive substance
  • Loss of control over amount and end of consumption
  • usual interests are neglected
  • negative side effects (job loss, poor performance in school, etc.) are accepted
  • General changes in behavior

Contact your pediatrician if you suspect that your child is a drug addict. He can have a confidential conversation with your child and clarify whether your suspicions are justified.

Maintain contact

It is important to maintain a good relationship of trust with your children despite the uncertainty and worries. They may then discuss details of their drug use with you in an open conversation. Close contact with the teachers can also be helpful. Perhaps you have noticed something unusual in your children's behavior that can help you. In no case should you lose contact with your children, otherwise you will not be able to give support and actively help.