All parents strive to have an open and honest relationship with their teens. However, if your young loved one is dealing with drug addiction, they often become secretive, and as parents you may find answers in their rooms or vehicles. For those facing this serious issue, here are a few common places your teen could be hiding drugs.
Alarm clocks are a pretty common item in the rooms of many teens. But you may want to take a closer look at them if you suspect your teen is using drugs. Some of the digital clocks can be used to hide illicit drugs; specifically small baggies in the battery compartment alongside the batteries.
You usually wouldn’t be suspicious of your teen keeping his or her graphing calculator close, but if you suspect them of addiction, you may have to be. Just like with alarm clocks, a small amount of drugs can be hidden inside of the battery compartment.
Here’s another common school supply that could be used as a hiding place. Believe it or not, teens have used the inside of highlighter caps to hide small amounts of drugs.
Teens can hide baggies of drugs inside of their shoes (sometimes pushed up into the toes of the shoe to keep it out of sight).
Candy containers / Wrappers
Since a lot of the edible drugs – such as ecstasy or some of the marijuana edibles— look like candy anyway, they can be easily camouflaged inside of a candy wrapper or another kind of candy container.
If you suspect your teen is using, you might want to run your fingers over that poster in his or her bedroom. Teens trying to hide something can flatten their small drug-filled baggies and tape them behind the posters hanging on their walls.
Teens can tape their drug-filled baggies inside of the heating vent in his or her room.
If your teen is still holding on to his or her adored childhood teddy bear, you may want to consider this. The inside seams of the stuffed animal can be used to hide small amounts of drugs.
If your teen has his or her own vehicle, there is unfortunately a plethora of places they can hide drugs. Inside of glove compartments, taped underneath the seats, taped behind the steering wheel, and the trunk are just a few places.
PlayStation, Wii, Xboxes – all of them have small spaces where teens could hide drugs.
If you suspect your child is dealing with drug addiction, you’re not alone. Here are some resources you can use to find help.