Warning signs

  • Often sick and showing flu-like symptoms (runny nose, watery eyes)
  • Drop in grades, skipping school/classes
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Changes in friends and social groups
  • Loss of interest in extracurricular activities
  • Isolating, secretive behaviors
  • Sudden mood changes, “nodding off”
  • Starting to get into minor legal trouble (stealing or breaking curfew)
  • Physical symptoms such as bloodshot eyes, unexplained bruises, frequent nosebleeds, pupils smaller or larger than usual, slurred speech