Parents, Know Where Drugs Are Hidden


Marijuana can be hidden in clothes, cars and even candy.

Now that you know the lingo kids use for drugs, it’s time you find out where kids might hide them. It’s not a subject we wish on any parent, but if we can help prevent your child from making the wrong decisions, we’re going to help.

Some of the places may seem obvious, but other places could surprise you. Take a look at this list and be aware where your kids’ drugs may be hiding.

Hiding Places For Drugs

  1. Your teenager’s car. This might not surprise you. There are plenty of places to hide drugs in cars, from the glove box to the console to under the seats. If your teen is using drugs do a thorough search.
  2. Inside pens, pencils or highlighters. This is probably a place you weren’t thinking about. They’re hard to miss. Writing utensils themselves might be hard to find. Don’t be fooled. Check out the writing utensils hanging out in your teen’s room and book bag.
  3. Socks and clothes. Check your child’s dresser. Drugs can easily be hidden under a pair of socks or folded clothes.
  4. Belt buckles. Another one you wouldn’t necessarily think about, but the reality is that there are belt buckles sold on the web with secret drug compartments in them.
  5. Candy wrappers. They’re not hard to manipulate to look like they’re still holding candy.
  6. Behind posters. Kids can flatten their drugs can place them between the posters and the walls. (source)
  7. Medicine cabinets. This is a little bit different. Kids can abuse medicines like Advil, ADHD medication and Robitussin, which are housed in medicine cabinets. If this is the case, lock up your medication and don’t allow them to use it unless they ask.

Keep an eye out for drugs

Here are a few initial places to search if you suspect your teen is using drugs. The more thorough you are, the better chance your child has of getting help.

In the event you need a little assistance, we provide drug testing for teens at all of our three Test Smartly Labs of Kansas City locations.

We hope you never have to take our advice, but in the event you do, please let us know if we can help.

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