Addiction Forum Question

Forum Question
HopetrackerA3 A Mom From FL

How can I tell which drugs my child is using?

It's clear that my daughter is into some kind of drugs. I haven't actually seen any drugs, and I don't smell anything, but she fits all the other signs. She's probably lost around 20 lbs. at this point. She's constantly asking for money. She's failing out of college. She just looks terrible. I don't think she's sleeping much either and I can't get her to sit still for a minute to talk about it. She just babbles on and on about nothing, and she's always looking around, paying no attention to what I say. It's like she's in another world. Is that enough background for someone to tell me what drug it is?
Kelly M My daughter would also not sleep a lot and always ask for money.. when she finally came clean because she couldn't hide it anymore she fessed up to using at least 5 different drugs so it could be one or a mix of them . The best way to find out is to do the drug test, or take them to the doctor for an evaluation to make sure there's nothing mentally wrong, but definitely sounds like drugs.
Olivia K The only way to confirm exactly what type of drug she is using would be to confirm through drug testing. You can administer an at-home multi-paneled drug test which can also be sent to a lab for confirmation or further testing for synthetic chemicals. There is the option of testing one's blood, but this has a shorter detection period than urine testing. Hair and saliva testing are also available, but overall urine is the preferred and more convenient method for an immediate result.