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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where do i start
Posted by jay on 31 October 2013.
I'm trying to post this for the second time as the website keeps disappearing on me. I'm desperate for some guidance. My 17 year old son is a drug user. He admits freely to cannabis, which he defends vehemently whenever I try to suggest it's harmful. I think he takes other substances - he said he once did "powders" but has given that up. I don't believe him. He lies CONSTANTLY and about everything, to the point where i don't think he even knows the difference anymore. He doesn't go to college, nor to work. He is spending his time with a 46 year old gay man who I don't know. the 46 year old lives in a bedsit, doesn't work, is supposedly on medication for mental health issues and smokes cannabis. My son spends his days and nights there, unless his girlfriend will see him in which case he will come home. His moods are extreme. On the very rare occasion he is happy it is to the extreme and bizarre. He becomes furious and sinister at the drop of a hat. I've tried involving his dad (the marriage broke up 6 years ago) but all he did was tell my son I obviously didn't love him and that he had an older friend when he was younger and to disregard me as I am not supportive. He has lost his temper on many occasions, and is vicious to his sister. He has stolen everything from me over the years but of course, denies it was him. He won't admit he has a problem. He never eats, smokes and drinks energy drinks and if he does eat, it's normally things high in sugar. He makes milk with half a glass of sugar in it. I'm watching things get worse and I don't know what to do. I went to our GP who told me the mental health services won't touch him until he's free of drugs and my son sees no wrong in cannabis. I feel lost and alone and I can't watch my son slowly kill himself and do nothing. please tell me where to start?
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