Medical professionals can provide essential guidance on substance abuse prevention and teen addiction.
Physicians will often inquire about substance abuse while examining a teen at a regular checkup. They check for signs and symptoms of drug abuse, especially if a parent has expressed concern ahead of time. Sometimes, they'll explain the health risks associated with substance abuse as part of a routine checkup. They can also provide treatment options and resources to kids.
Physicians can provide substance abuse resources to parents, help them learn about risks, signs and symptoms of a drug issue and sometimes give related insight to parents about their kids after a medical examination.