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My DD is 19 and has been depressed for longer (perhaps years) than she's been diagnosed (3 months), has dropped out of college, won't get a job, has been cutting...and now I discovered she's been smoking pot, starting on campus this past winter and ongoing now. (first she lied and said she'd just just started smoking recently here at home) She said BF broke up w/her because she told him she was going to smoke it, but made the choice anyway- not happy on campus...misses him now, thought he was going to be the one...he was/is a great kid.
Realizes she screwed up. She's now at home doing not much of anything. Sleeps poorly. As a suggestion, my DH and I have encouraged her to be a bit more physically active and take the recent advice of her GP and take magnesium to help sleep. She dismissed it. They won't prescribe sleeping pills I think because she's suicidal. So, when I found the pot, she said that the therapist had said it wasn't a big deal. Really? I guess it helps her sleep, BUT I feel it would only be contributing to the overall tiredness, lack of motivation. I don't know what goes on when she's home alone.
I forbid it in the house and said no way. I don't know how she can afford it since she has no job...except the small amount of $ in currently in her account. I am having a hard time believing a therapist would OK using weed. Any suggestions on our part seems to backfire every time...says she wants to be left alone. We are wasting our breath, but there are/have to be some rules here. This is no life for a young adult woman. Kicking her out enters my mind at times, but how cruel for a depressed person to have their parents dump them...and at the same time, she's driving us away.
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