Should I Be Snooping in My Teen's Room?
In plain sightLook inside their stuffed animals, pillows, drawers, or containers on top of their desk. Drugs can be under furniture, taped on the back of a wall poster, placed inside a bed frame, or inside their mattress. Unscrew air vents to see if there are any contraband they placed inside.
Clothing itemsCheck the pockets of jackets, hoodies, pants, or shirts. Belt buckles and shoe insoles are also sneaky places that can disguise drugs.
School suppliesBooks can be hollowed out. Caps of highlighters and pencil boxes can hold drugs. Vaping devices are also made to look like USB drives which could be harboring drugs.
ElectronicsBattery compartments can hold drugs and some gaming consoles and controllers have places that are big enough to contain drugs. Power strips and electrical outlets are also considered to be good hiding places. Articles of diversion: Beverage cans, and personal care items, such as lipstick, tubes of mascara, or sanitary napkins, can trick anyone into thinking they are something else.
The trashHomemade bongs such a hole in an apple, a soda can, or an empty toilet paper roll can be thrown away after getting high. Foil, empty candy bags, discarded gum wrappers may be used to conceal their drugs.
Pipes or partsTubes or pieces of metal can be used to make a makeshift bong or hookah.
CarTeens have numerous nooks and crannies in their vehicles to hide their drugs, alcohol, and paraphernalia. The most obvious place to examine is the air. If you smell smoke, alcohol, a skunk, or something that is meant to mask those smells such as Lysol, a candle, perfume, or cologne, you may have found your answer. Your next step - to have the talk with them.
Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center provides a clinically structured protocol with withdrawal management that is designed to specifically accommodate the needs of teenagers. We first help to remove the toxic chemicals out of the body and then move onto the treatment of the whole person.
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