Well, strike that, I became addicted to heroin and barely survived. We thought the reason his marks went from B’s to C’s and D’s were because of girlfriends. ”But before I could complete my sentence she jumped in again, “I’m kicking myself in the ass. He had three pair of True Religions, said they were his friends. She realized the mindset, But most of all, she felt guilty and full of shame for allowing it to get to this point, the truth killed her. She no longer could hide that which subconsciously she always suspected. Now my rant, if you’re Catholic, you know the story of John the Baptist. He came before Christ and yelled and screamed warning to everybody. Don’t lie to yourself anymore and you’ll never have to call and old sweetheart from high school. Many parents are truly anxious whether their children are dealing drugs or not. What if he’s out on the street in the winter, how will he stay warm? What if he needs to increase his income to pay rent? You cannot control your husband’s reaction, nor your son’s. i felt i always stood up to protect the innocent in my family.. I was told by his boss that he was running meth using the Company van he was supplied in between jobs. This is a great article that I will be sharing across the board socially. “Not My Kid is For Morons” is the exactly what we all need to realize, it’s all of our kids, and we do need to confront them. Seek out a specialist with experience in adolescent/family addiction issues through the APA’s psychologist locator: Then, surrender to the process and things will fall into place. Our 23 year old son just got fired and kicked out of his house. We try to respond to all comments personally and promptly. You’ll need professional advice and intervention not only to address the drug use, but also to act on the criminal nature of your son’s activities; he can go to jail for dealing. I’d suggest that you call in a family counselor immediately to help you figure out what steps you want to take as parents.I am so afraid he will ruin every chance he has of getting a good education and end up on the streets with nothing. I’d suggest that you seek medical counsel from a psychotherapist who has experience with family process addictions. And explore here, for more info: saddens me that parents think that calling the police is the proper course of action.
He is on probation for beating a man within an inch of his life.I knew he smoked a little pot but this news has me devastated; I keep think of him wasting away either in prison or from taking drugs. Patience and understanding is much stronger than a firm hand and a strict set of rules.I agree that family counseling is a good start, but maybe you need to go even further. Check for good hiding places in his room, the garage, or basement. He is 18, we are going to tell him to leave the house tomorrow, is that a good course of action ? A child who is doing and dealing drugs requires consequences. We were up until after 2am reading all the messages. I at least want to wait until after Christmas, but he does not. He thinks he has it so bad here, but he will find out different. No, but I will not have him living in our home if he chooses to engage in illegal activity. He knows right from wrong and is choosing wrong, and he needs to own up to his choices and discover the consequences. I’d suggest that you consult with a family counselor who has experience with adolescent drug abuse. they eventually told his to leave in no uncertain terms.. much of my sons so called secrets were discovered a couple of times when he left open his Facebook page…. question is can i tell Facebook about this or am i wasting my time… his older brothers did drugs years ago but are now married with children… After he couldn’t take being sick he started using more and more and since he did not work he had more time to get high so he liquidated everything. You have to be proactive if you don’t want to lose your boy. My daughter told us our son is selling drugs, hash, we searched his room and found lots of money and small plastic bags and a set of micro scales. For him, but also I imagine our home life could be somewhat in danger now. I see his point, but I love that kid so damn much that this breaks my heart. He says quite often (usually when he’s mad) that as soon as he’s 18, he’s leaving, and well, what he doesn’t know is yeah, if he’s still smoking pot, etc., then he’s out. To make a long story short, our son worked for this same company before and was caught using herion so they sent him home to get cleaned up and offered him his job back once clean. He is or was their most skilled and valuable employee and super smart bordering on genus.