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    Mother Seeks Help For Son Struggling With Marijuana Abuse

    Caller: 39-year old mom calling on behalf of her teenage son

    Problem: Marijuana abuse

    Seeking: Rehab program with a detox treatment

    Reason(s): The mother is concerned that her teenage son shows signs that he may be struggling with marijuana addiction. She said she recognizes that certain states may have made the substance legal, but does not live in one of those states and also does not believe that underage people are allowed to partake anyway. The mother said, “I have read all the books about how teenagers, especially boys, are going to become more rebellious as they get older. However, he does not even leave his room anymore when he is here. Even when we ground him he leaves anyway, and of course I do not want to call the police on him but I also do not know what else we can do at this point.” According to the mom, her son fell in with the wrong crowd two years ago and might be heading down the wrong path. She also said that she was worried about the gateway drug effect. She admits that while it might be legal in certain states, she is concerned that trying marijuana might lead to her son trying other illicit substances in the future. She said, “I would rather be a strict mom now and see what I can do to send my son for rehab now that can detox this stuff out of his body, than for a heroin addiction later and wonder what I could have done differently.”

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    1. You are correct make him stop now and get away from his current crowd. Two years ago my straight A 17 year old got caught with pot on the school grounds. Never a minuet of trouble before. Allot of legal expense and promises from him that he was done with drugs we went back to day to day. last May he was caught smoking heroin on school grounds. God bless the school administrators and local sheriffs deputy. They did not arrest him. Of course he was expelled and missed graduating by 1 month. We have since tried outpatient treatment and he is now on Suboxone which I fear is just one more drug he is using. We looked the other way and believed him. He has been in his room since May expect to go see friends and I am sure I know what that means. It breaks our hearts but we should have lowered the boom 2 years ago it may be too late for us. What ever you think your son is doing you are correct stop him now. God Bless you and your family.

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