We've noticed some odd behavior form my stepson and decided to drug test him. It came out positive. He swears it's only happened once. He took one puff and it made him sick. I know this is not true because he would not have tested positive due to the time frame. I'm a recovering addict so I'm not stupid when it comes to drugs, but I am clueless when it comes to step children. We did not punish him because he was "honest" with us, but we told him we have the right to drug test him whenever we want and if there is a next time, there will be consequences. We also asked him to think about consequences if it were to happen again.
I was wondering if anyone had experience with this type of situation and how they have dealt with it?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:45 PM on Dec. 3, 2008 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by gemgem at 4:47 PM on Dec. 3, 2008
Answer by frogdawg at 5:06 PM on Dec. 3, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 5:28 PM on Dec. 3, 2008
Answer by seexxymama4u2me at 8:18 PM on Dec. 3, 2008
you can educate him all you want and maybe he wont smoke because he is a smart kid but if i remember correctly the hardest thing for me when i was that age was that all my friends did it on a daily bases. let him know that you know it is hard and you will be there to support him through it, that your not just telling him "no" or else. you know first hand what he is going thru, just be real with him and share some of you own stories. my husband and i both smoked up until we found out we were pregnant and it has been harder then i thought.. looking back i wish i would have never done it but at leased i have that experience to teach my daughter with. maybe part of the reason you had those experiances was to help your step son with his.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:21 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
Answer by YanniSmoMMy at 2:21 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 2:23 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
Answer by YanniSmoMMy at 2:39 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
i am 21 years old so i know a lot of kids around that age start smoking pot... and other things. you need to be very careful. all of you. it starts with pot .... usually if they try that they will try more. im not saying this to scare anyone. but, its the sad truth nowadays. watch your cold medicines and perscription drugs... and get to know their friends parents. i know he might think you are intruding... BUT... even though he was honest and admitted it, he like a lot of adults... doesnt like to hurt peoples feelings, so he could be protecting you from the real truth of it all. totally not saying hes doing anything else. a lil off topic but you should check out THIS site.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:26 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
Answer by kabbot01 at 6:00 PM on Dec. 4, 2008