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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How didn't I realise sooner my 18 year old son had a drug problem?
Posted by Meg11 on 17 February 2014.
In the last few years I saw my sons personality change. I thought it was because he was struggling growing up. He always found school difficult and never learnt to read or write properly due to being dyslexic. He's had to go through life with people making fun of him and telling he was stupid, so I always tried to make allowances for his behaviour. But today something clicked with me and I realised there was no excuse for how easily he was flying into a rage and blaming everyone else for the things going wrong in his life. He's admitted he's been smoking weed since he was 15 and now suddenly a lot of things make sense over how he's behaved over the last few years. Has anyone got any advice on how to deal with this ? As he doesn't see he has a problem but his explosive temper is so difficult to live with and I fear for the effect it's having on my two younger boys. I would be grateful for any advice.
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