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Virtual Pediatric Hospital: CQQA: Substance Abuse

Pediatrics Common Questions, Quick Answers

Substance Abuse

Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Lindsay Huth, B.A.
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed
Creation Date: December 2001
Last Revision Date: April 2002


Common Questions, Quick Answers

What is substance abuse?

Who is at risk?

What might be used?
Your child might use the following drugs or substances. Other drugs not listed here might also be a risk.

What are the signs of substance abuse?
Watch for these behaviors in your child and other signs around your home:

These may be signs of drug abuse or another problem. Is it possible that your child is depressed or has an eating disorder?

How can I help prevent substance abuse?

When should I call the doctor?

Quick Answers

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