The South Austrailiant Women and Childrens' Health Network has created a kid-friendly site that clearly explains addiction and explores signs of addiction in simple and clear language. It also includes drawings by children. Below is an excerpt from the site. Please click through to visit the site.
If someone you care about is showing several of these signs, then they could be suffering from an addiction and need help...
What can you do to help?
You cannot really help someone who has an addiction. That person has to help himself or herself. All you can do is show that you care what happens to him or her, tell those adults you trust about your concerns, and be ready to praise every small step that he or she takes to stop the addiction.
Unfortunately, no matter what you do to help your kids grow up alcohol and drug-free and avoid getting into trouble with alcohol or drugs, one day you may find that your son or daughter is in trouble.