Topic Overview

If your child is using alcohol or other drugs, he or she may have problems at school. The following are some questions to ask yourself if you think substance use is interfering with your child's education:

  • Has your child skipped classes or missed school without your knowledge?
  • Has your child forged your name for class or school passes?
  • Is your child sleeping during class?
  • Is your child having trouble with his or her teachers?
  • Is your child spending less time studying and more time with friends?
  • Is your child less motivated to do school projects?
  • Are your child's grades dropping?
  • Has your child been expelled or suspended from school?
  • Is your child talking about quitting school?

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine
Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Peter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction

Current as ofFebruary 20, 2015