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Doing a poll what would you do if you found out your teenager were on drugs

Posted by on Jan. 19, 2014 at 7:16 PM
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I'm just doing a poll to see how you as a parent would handle if you found out your teenager was on drugs?

by on Jan. 19, 2014 at 7:16 PM
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atlmom2
by Susie on Jan. 19, 2014 at 7:26 PM
Rehab and drug awareness. Luckily I never did.
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luv2save71
by on Jan. 19, 2014 at 7:28 PM

I have been lucky too for not having to deal with it.

boys2men2soon
by Kimberly on Jan. 19, 2014 at 8:43 PM

That would depend on the drugs.      If I found my kid was using Meth, Heroin or something truly life threatening.....  He would be on Lockdown and in rehab ASAP.     

natural_s
by Bronze Member on Jan. 19, 2014 at 9:18 PM

1) Cry.

2) Go through my anger, disappointment, why moment.

2) Pray.

3) Work on getting some type of intervention for him or her.

That's at least what I think I would do, depending on the drug it may not be in that order. Thank God I have never gone through that and I pray that I never will.

 

cybcm
by Bronze Member on Jan. 19, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Depends on the drug, the length of time and which child.

Not_A_Native
by Bronze Member on Jan. 20, 2014 at 12:14 AM
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Type of drug?  Experimentation or habitual user?  Addict?  Lots of variables there.

gonecrazi
by on Jan. 20, 2014 at 7:13 PM

 He'd be in rehab and I might be his shadow for awhile.

8chickens
by Member on Jan. 20, 2014 at 7:33 PM
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You can not force an unwilling person into rehab, they must want it for themselves. Majority of addicts even in voluntary rehab relapse time and time again.  There is no simple answer thus why drugs are rampant as crime in the US.

bizzeemom2717
by on Jan. 22, 2014 at 2:37 AM
This. I work as a counselor in an out patient drug and alcohol chemical dependency clinic

Quoting Not_A_Native:

Type of drug?  Experimentation or habitual user?  Addict?  Lots of variables there.

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woodswalker
by Member on Jan. 22, 2014 at 10:12 AM
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We caught my son stoned when he was 15.   I think we caught it early.   We do random drug testing now and he has stayed clean, is on the honor roll, etc.  We told him we wouldnt continue to pay for his hockey if he tested positive again.   He cried and said he wouldnt smoke again.   We told him when he is an adult and living on his own he can make those dumb decisions.  But as long as he's under our roof and living on our dime, he will not be doing drugs and will be tested regularly.  CVS sells kits that test for everything from pot to meth, cocaine, and oxy.  

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