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Help. My son is using drugs.

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker

Q: I just found out my son is on drugs. When I asked him about it he said he didn’t do it all the time and that is wasn’t no big deal. He also said he would keep doing it and I wouldn’t know about it. He is only 16 and I am scared I am losing the battle. Help me help him!

A. Your son is letting you know in no uncertain terms that he is going to do what he wants. Like most parents in your position, you are feeling scared and angry. This is one of the toughest situations that parents of teens today have to deal with. I wrote an article awhile ago for PsychCentral.com, sharing all that I’ve learned so far about teens and drugs. I hope you find it useful. Go to the address below.
I wish you well.
Dr. Marie.

http://psychcentral.com/lib/2006/04/teens-and-drugs-what-a-parent-can-do-to-help/

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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 20 Aug 2006

APA Reference
Hartwell-Walker, D. (2006). Help. My son is using drugs.. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 18, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2006/08/20/help-my-son-is-using-drugs/

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