Youth & Drugs

Crime Prevention

How do I know if my child is abusing drugs or alcohol
If you find drugs or items such as smoking pipes, it is a strong indication that your child is using or experimenting with drugs. Behaviour is another indicator.
  • Sharing Identification numbers and passwords
  • Unauthorised access from remote location (hacking)
  • Unauthorised access by non-authorised employee
  • Security system by-passed
  • Poor physical security
  • Poor system security
  • Abuse of legitimate access
  • Viruses etc or other willful damage by disgruntled employee or competitor
  • Appropriate computer security changes not done when employees with access leave or are transferred.
  • Data files and listings not held under proper security

Watch for
Report con games to the police, your city or state consumer protection office, or a consumer advocacy group. Don't feel foolish. Reporting is vital. Very few frauds are reported, which leaves the con artists free to rob other people of their money - and their trust.

Be a Wise Consumer
  • Abrupt mood swings or attitude changes.
  • Sudden decline in attendance or performance at work or school. Sudden resistance to discipline at home or school.
  • Poor relationship with family and friends.
  • Unusual temper tantrums.
  • Borrowing money from friends and relatives.
  • Stealing from home, school or work.
  • Increased secrecy about actions or possessions.
  • Hanging out with new group of friends (especially ones who use drugs)

These behaviours may indicate drug use but they may also indicate normal growing pains. The best way to know for sure is to observe your child, get to know his or her friends, but most importantly, TALK. Communication is essential for your child's growth and safety.

If you know that your child is taking drugs, take action and do not ignore the problem. Explain the harmful effects of drugs, including the long-term effects to one's physical, social and mental well-being.
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