We care, for the better.
A place for families, because you don't have to use drugs to be affected by them.
- How do I know if they're using drugs?
- Why do they use drugs/alcohol?
- Is it my fault?
- How can I cope with their behaviour?
- Understanding the stages of addiction and recovery
- Where do I get the help I need?
- Getting support for your loved one
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Broken and lost
Posted by Broken on 28 March 2014.
First time I've been here and I hope I don't upset anyone if I don't understand how I should be looking after my son. He's 17 and 6 months ago found his first real girlfriend. Since the start she was intense, argumentative, demanding and " played with his head" he started taking legal highs as a way of self medicating from the pain if not being experienced in a relationship and knowing his to deal with her. He also uses weed and I don't know what else. He is aggressive when comming down, he looks awful no longer caring about his appearance and lost lots of weight. He gets diarrhea if he's not used. He self harms through blunt force trauma - punching himself hard in the face or banging his head of the ground. My house is full of holes punched in walls. I've been called everything under the sun. All this from a kid who was so likable and sociable 6 months ago. He's bunking off school, has 5 th year exams coming up and more than likely will be thrown out of school. I don't give him money but a kid he hangs around with gets a standing order put in his bank every month and he buys the stuff and invites my son to use with him. I've been to school as they smoke if at break times and asked for drugs policy and am still waiting. Spoke with guidance teacher asked to speak with head teacher and he refused !!! He sold his X box 2 nights ago for £30 - I'm wondering what's next. My whole family is so worried. I've read posts on here about families going through this for years and years and I realise I've only had 6 months to deal with. I can't imagine how you all must feel. I have to admit I find the prospect of facing years of this terrifying. I have no idea where he is tonight as he turns his phone off, and constantly just waiting in that " knock at the door" My other son is 13 and seen far too much in last 6 months and hates what his brother is doing. Sorry to ramble on, I honestly don't know where I went wrong .
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