marijuana

  1. F

    Motivating pot addicted 18yr old son to get & hold a job + care about future

    Im heartbroken, beyond words, my only son I have raised alone for past 10 years is making bad choices. He was a great student until 11th grade, always motivated always cared about work and the future it seemed. He has good relationship with his mother who left the state 10 years ago, he sees...
  2. runawaybunny

    Parenting in the age of legal pot: Household rules, conversations help guide teen use

    When Washington voters legalized marijuana in 2012, many parents found themselves with a new teachable moment. Though illegal for anyone under 21, the drug presented a dilemma similar to alcohol: Retailers sold it, people openly consumed it -- sometimes to excess -- and parents themselves...
  3. runawaybunny

    Teen cannabis use is not without risk to cognitive development

    Although studies have shown that alcohol and cannabis misuse are related to impaired cognition in youth, previous studies were not designed to understand this relationship and differentiate whether cannabis use was causal or consequential to cognitive impairment. A new study by researchers at...
  4. constant struggle

    On the verge of losing it

    I am a widowed mom of 2 boys, 20 and 17. My husband committed suicide last January. My 17 yo accidentally shot himself in August. 2 years ago he spent a week in mental hospital for bipolar episode only to come home and have his diagnosis changed to dmdd, anxiety, adhd. No medications. No...
  5. M

    Losing my Mind

    Thank goodness I found this forum, I am truly losing my mind over my 17 year old daughter. The backstory is long, she started getting in trouble 4 years ago almost exactly. She was doing all kinds of drugs and showed up to School high. These days she sticks to marijuana and alcohol. She has...
  6. MammaB

    19 year old son on a dangerous down spiral.

    Hallo, I have a son who is using pot on a daily basis. He has started using in junior high and he is escalating. He didn't graduate high school and now, in order to get a HS diploma, he has to enroll in online school. I don't think he will go forward with that. He has a full-time (the third job...
  7. sooverit

    See it over and over

    I see all of what I have to say over and over in these forums. I am glad (and sad) that I am not the only one going through this. I have a son who recently graduated highschool, turned eighteen, and I feel like I have no control. I would be lying if I said it just started. It didn't. He has been...
  8. B

    My 18-year-old chooses pot over family

    I found this site through a desperate google search inspired by sadness surrounding a situation with my 18-year-old son. He started smoking pot a year ago and hanging with drug-using friends, including a new g/f. My family (I have two other children) have always been very close and loving --...
  9. Concerned Mom & Dad

    New member - frustrated and concerned

    Our son Matt is 18 years old. He has been raised in a very typical suburban middle-class household. My husband worked out of our home part-time and was basically a stay-at-home Dad to our son and his twin brother. Although I worked full-time, I was home for dinner every night and we were both...
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