If the behavior of your teenage child at times does not seem entirely adequate to you, you should not blame everything on the physiological characteristics of adolescence. Take a closer look at your child - there may be reasons for serious concern.
It is necessary
- - observation of the child;
- - straight Talk;
- - tactfulness.
Pay attention to the child's behavior. Smoking marijuana, or, as it is also called, cannabis, causes mild euphoria, general relaxation and drowsiness. In this state, people usually become more sensitive to the perception of sounds. Small details, which previously went unnoticed, take on special significance. In a state of drug intoxication, a teenager can enjoy looking at his surroundings, which previously did not interest him.
Analyze how your child interacts with others. In terms of social communication, a person who smokes cannabis becomes more cheerful, sociable and even chatty. Experiencing high spirits, he often seeks to convey it to those around him. In this state, a decrease in the level of aggressiveness is observed.
Observe how your teen eats. Even ordinary food under the influence of marijuana tastes much better, and a person can eat his usual daily allowance in one sitting. At the same time, the noted general improvement in metabolism does not lead to overeating and uncontrolled weight gain.
It is worth paying attention to the fact that with high doses of cannabis, the subjective perception of time can change: some time intervals fall out of memory. The teenager will try to remember why he started an action or will not be able to finish the sentence he started, forgetting where the thought began. Being on the street, he may suddenly begin to remember how he got here. Nevertheless, these sensations do not cause negative emotions, since in such a state there is a splitting of consciousness: the intoxicated one seems to be observing himself from the sidelines. In some cases, this causes bouts of prolonged hectic fun, but in general, the person retains control over his actions.
Pay attention to the symptoms of marijuana use, such as signs of anxiety. You may think that your teen is just fooling around, but he may actually feel a sense of impending danger, anxiety and disorientation in space. Usually, all this quickly passes after a mug of hot tea and a soothing conversation.
External signs of smoking cannabis are dilation or, conversely, constriction of the pupils, inflamed, red, slightly squinting eyes (a teenager may experience certain difficulties trying to make the look normal); strong unpleasant smell of sweat; indigestion, pallor of the face.
If your child comes home late, tries not to catch your eye, you notice one or more of the above signs in his behavior or appearance, do not postpone a serious conversation until later. The transition from "light" drugs to hard drugs occurs very quickly, so your help is needed by a teenager now. In addition, it is worth remembering that there are no harmless hallucinogens, they all have a destructive effect on the human body.