Sorry, Mom. Sorry, Dad. I hate to be the one to tell you, but it is most likely that your child has tried drugs at one point or another. It doesn’t mean that they’re addicts. It doesn’t even mean that there are underlying problems of emotional distress or rebellion. It could be as simple as they are just trying to fit in with their peers. That doesn’t make the matter any less serious. The only way to prevent drug use in teens is by talking to them.
Advice from a professional –
Don’t worry, this post is 100% appropriate. I’m not going to tell you which drugs I have tried and which drugs I haven’t. This is all second hand experience. Alcohol is a demon to some. Psychedelic drugs (weed, shrooms, DMT, acid, Molly, etc.) can be a demon to others. But lately, for some reason, I’ve witness cocaine to be a demon for most. I’ve encountered 8-10 individuals who have admitted to struggling with cocaine use since they were in their teens. Those confessions blew my mind! How do you even get your hands on cocaine at such a young age? From what I’ve been told, it’s an expensive habit. How are 13 and 15 year olds affording it?
I think that the most unconventional love in my life is my dog. Sure, people love dogs, but not like I love my dog. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t dress her up or paint her nails or groom her in weird ways, but she is my baby. I got Addie at the beginning of summer right after my Freshman year at UA. It was right after the April 27th tornado hit. Tell me more