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Use of alcohol, cigarettes, inhalants, and other drugs in adolescents is a major concern for parents. Preteens and teens are starting to use harmful and illegal substances at younger ages. Drinking, smoking, and drug use can affect your child's general health. They can also affect physical growth, emotional development, and school performance. You can recognize and respond to substance use by:
Try the following techniques.
If you think your teen may be using substances, look for warning signs. They include:
If you think that your teen has begun to experiment with alcohol or other substances:
Your teen may be having problems in school, at home, with relationships, or with the law related to substance use. These difficulties point to a substance use problem. If you think your teen is using any substance regularly or daily-such as alcohol, cigarettes, inhalants, or other drugs-don't ignore it. This use is serious. It should not be denied or minimized. Frequent or regular use of a substance can quickly lead to physical or psychological dependence. Or your teen may already be dependent on the substance.
To help your teen:
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical Reviewer Patrice Burgess, MD, FAAFP - Family Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical Reviewer Peter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction Christine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health
Current as ofOctober 9, 2017
Current as of:
October 9, 2017
Patrice Burgess, MD, FAAFP - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Peter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction & Christine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health
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Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Visit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's website to make a donation online.