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How do doctors tell if a teenager is using drugs/alcohol?

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Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Teen Drug Use: This is very difficult. First and foremost, put your trust in your teen and simply ask her or him are you using drugs. After that, the only way is to tell your teen that you are suspicious and go in for a check up. Explain your feelings and ask the physician for a drug screen. The right doc will ask to speak to your child first and then test. If negative, then go for random testing.

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