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- 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?
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Looks like I'm not alone then.
Posted by GillyB on 29 December 2013.
Life is beginning to un-ravel, but just reading last few posts tells me it's going to get worse, before better. Just off loading this tale is going to make me feel better though so thanks. Back in October 2013, my 14yr old son was identified as having been 'dealing' cannabis on school promises. Three weeks later he started at an Educational Support Unit, end of year came and despite assessment being that he could probably get back into main stream school, it's been decided that he will stay in the ESU. There has also been Police activity and whilst kept out of Court he has a Caution. I have never cried so much for so long. He never denied anything, was spotting for older lads (it has been like learning a new language!), gave names etc, he also said he never used it. Life settles down a bit, he always comes home when asked, misses occasional meal, good company. But the ESU is only part time, what's a wayward lad likely to get up to.? What company is he most likely to be able to access.? I am afraid, very afraid. So his phone broke and he used my iPOD (yup he is not from a poor family) and left Facebook logged in......I have found evidence that he is still involved in getting and giving out 'draws', and that he can tell a good one from a bad one. He is now such an accomplished liar that he almost convinced me that some-one had used his account, he still says he is not doing it. Of course he is right that I should not have invaded his privacy. He is still having sessions with a PC from the Young Offenders team.? Should I tell them..? His Dad just shouts and screams, and then apologises, often says he will kick him out. From other posts looks like what we are going through is easy so far, and we need to get more hardened. We thought he had understood he was already in the 'last chance saloon' and had to keep on the straight path. Some how feel he is also a victim in this, older boys grooming next generation as bridge into school kids, how can we stop this spiral?
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