Warning signs of ‘Back-to-School’ drug use


Experts say going back to school is a particularly vulnerable time for kids to experiment with drugs.

Prevention specialist Xavier Barron says one of the early signs parents can watch for is lying. He encourages parents to be active in kids’ school lives and open about communication to help prevent drug use.

“Programs now like Muffins with Mom or Donuts with Dad, and you know, communicating with their teachers and really keeping a pulse on getting collateral information, not just from your child, but also from the administrators and the students there,” said Barron. 

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