Where Do Teens Hide Drugs? Just About Anywhere, Says DEA

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Does your teen spend a lot of time with his graphing calculator? That could be a sign of a drug problem, according to the DEA. On April 20, the Drug Enforcement Administration tweeted out a link with a simple imperative: Find out where kids hide drugs. The link takes you to “Hiding Places” page at getsmartaboutdrugs.gov, “a DEA resource for parents, educators and caregivers,” says the Washington Post. The agency listed a few common places where teens could be hiding drugs.

The list includes alarm clocks, graphing calculators, highlighters (in the caps), shoes, candy wrappers, behind wall posters, heating vents, teddy bears and other stuff animals, cars interiors and game consoles. The general message of the “getsmartaboutdrugs” website is that seemingly innocuous objects and behaviors can be signs of a life-ruining drug habit.

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