For many students, returning home for the holidays is a time to reconnect with family and old friends. It’s also a time parents notice the greatest changes in their sons and daughters. How could you tell whether your children are abusing alcohol?
According to a study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol, over 30 percent of college students met criteria for a diagnosis of alcohol abuse. It’s an issue that parents must look for and take seriously.
One telltale sign your children are abusing alcohol is they act differently. Your children’s behavior and personality may seem much different than when you last saw them. Their grades may be suffering or they may be neglecting responsibilities, such as paying car bills or rent.
If you believe your children are abusing alcohol, it’s important to talk with them and contact a treatment center, such as Fairwinds Treatment Center, immediately.