Sometimes, we just don't know what we don't know. When it comes to substance abuse, there is a lot you wouldn't know. You may be seeing red flags, but you may not know what they mean.
And here is a gentle reminder that your loved one is not going to be honest with you about what's really going on with them. Not because they are bad people and liars but because they don't want to be stopped.
Of course they are not going to openly volunteer information they know they are going to get in trouble for. Did you always tell your parents everything? Of course not. But there may be red flags we need to pay attention to.