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Teens and drug use

DD was hallucinating yesterday
ER diagnosed muscle relaxants and Methadone
I have suspected for some time she was using and finally got proof
Problem is even with the proof she's still denying

Ideas

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:24 PM on Apr. 24, 2013 in Kids' Health

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Answers (16)
  • "Rehab for someone in denial will only get her clean"

    But isn't that a good start?
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 8:49 PM on Apr. 24, 2013

  • Getting her clean is a very good place to start. Rehab should include counseling for your daughter and the family, to get at the root of where the problems started.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 8:52 PM on Apr. 24, 2013

  • If she is a minor you can have her committed into rehab.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:24 PM on Apr. 24, 2013

  • In SOME states if a person is over the age of 13, they can NOT be involuntarily committed unless it's by a mental health professional because they are a threat to themselves or others.

    You CANNOT force an addict to get help, no amount of therapy or rehab will have any affect unless the addict is willing to do the work to get and stay clean. The first step is for the addict to ADMIT that they have a problem and they need help. The second is committment on the addicts part to get and stay clean.

    The next time you take her to the ER for drug issues, ask if a mental health professional is willing to have her held on a Chapter 51 ( an involountary 72 hour mental health hold in a mental health unit).

    Ask her doctor for referrals to drug and alcohol counselors that deal with teens. Look into Alanon for YOU. It is a group for people living or dealing with family members who are addicts.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:36 PM on Apr. 24, 2013

  • She will deny it until she is blue in the face, tell her you will periodically drug test her, and putyour medicine under lock and key! Ground her and take away priviledges until the drug test comes out clean, then keep monitoring....

    older

    Answer by older at 7:51 PM on Apr. 24, 2013

  • My question is why is she dabbling in the drugs? Get to the root of that and you might be able to help her. My experience is that if a teen has any freedom and want to play with drugs, they will. Not a lot you can do about it. So, why is she doing this, is she bored, in with the wrong crowd, has too much time or cannot focus, has nothing to look forward to, etc. There is usually a reason. If you can steer her toward her studies, healthy activities, maybe she'll snap out of it? Whatever the case, I do wish you good luck as this is an unfriendly path.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:58 PM on Apr. 24, 2013

  • How about Rehab? Take her and admit her to a hospital.
    jerseydiva

    Answer by jerseydiva at 8:17 PM on Apr. 24, 2013

  • Did the hospital refer you to resources for teens and drugs?
    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 9:55 PM on Apr. 24, 2013

  • She will deny it until she can admit it to herserlf. Then she will have to find the courage to face you and your disappointmnt., Rehab, get her clean and at the same time get her counseling, usually a package deal but not always,
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:02 AM on Apr. 25, 2013

  • Oh and I know where the relaxants came from (home) but not the methadone which could have been ingested as much as 72 hrs before
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 7:26 PM on Apr. 24, 2013

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