You would be surprised at how easy it is to get drugs these days. Even if your child is not predisposed to using, taking a pill or using a substance to ‘relax,’ solve problems, achieve, feel better is the culture they are growing up in. Drugs you think are no big deal like alcohol and pot, lowers inhibitions and in today’s culture, it’s just too easy to make a mistake and suffer dire consequences.
The marijuana of today is far stronger than it was 20 years ago. And today when kids drink, they often do … Read more...
No. And they shouldn’t be drinking in your basement either.
I remember when we caught Charles with marijuana. He insisted he needed it to sleep and to quiet his anxiety. It had been so tough up until then to figure a treatment plan for him.
We said no after listening to his argument and we were firm but we actually did think about it. Trying to find the right medication to help your child is very difficult. So difficult you actually consider things that later you realize is nuts.
There is stigma with medication for mental health even though some kids need it … Read more...