How can I tell if my child may be using opioids?

Parents should look for changes in their child’s personality and behavior at school and home. Their child also may 

  • start to associate with a different group of friends
  • no longer care about his or her appearance 
  • stop tending to personal hygiene
  • be noticeably less hungry 
  • have difficulty sleeping
  • have eyes that always appear red or bloodshot

In addition, items may begin to suddenly disappear from the medicine cabinet.

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1. What is an Opioid?
2. What are the signs and symptoms of opioid misuse?
3. How can I tell if my child may be using opioids?
4. How can I get treatment for myself or a loved one?
5. How can I dispose of unneeded medication?
6. How can I report suspected drug activity in my neighborhood?
7. How can I get involved in addressing the opioid epidemic?