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Name: Ann
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I just found out my 18 year old son is "tweeking" on Meth (and taking other drugs too!) and we put him in a rehab and he was willing to go- he is a good no great kid but he got mixed up in this stuff- anyone has any advice and positive experiences with their kid I would love to hear it!!!
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Name: bianca | Date: Jan 4th, 2006 3:59 AM
im 24 and was battling drugs from 2002-04. my mother found out i was abusing x-pills and cocaine. she and many others tried to help with tough love, but thats not the answer. the first step is knowing that you cant change him when youre ready, he has to be ready. rehab wont help if hes not ready cause when he comes out hell do it again and fall 20x's harder. its good that he agreed though, that is very good. try getting him to talk to a counselor. that may be the hard part because all he wants to do is get high and not talk. good luck 

Name: Avvi | Date: Jan 9th, 2006 9:52 PM
I used to do drugs ( cocaine, ecstacy, weed, Amphetimins and tryed ketimin) And go to raves and had a bad experiance on when i was high on ecstacy, it wasnt very nice, i later found out that some one had put Acid in my drink (a powerful hulucinagenic drug) after then i vowed i wouldnt do drugs anymore, and thats when i found out i had a drug problem because i wasnt happy unless i done them, anyway cut a long story short i got helf for my addiction and am now off the drugs completely ( it wasnt easy it took me about a year) and im expecting my baby in march , i am so glad i chose this life rather than my older one 

Name: . | Date: Jan 10th, 2006 7:27 AM
dont worry about marijuana too much it's not addicting. do worry about the meth though, rehab might work, might not, might make it worse. let him smoke the marijuana for a while then have him quit that too. 

Name: . | Date: Jan 10th, 2006 7:29 AM
and you need to find the right councelor, some of them really don't help at all. above all be his friend and get him to be friends with the councelor. 

Name: Elaine E. | Date: Jan 10th, 2006 8:34 PM
About two years ago my son got cought at school with pot......at the begenning of school this year it was meth. I hate to say this but it was the best thing to happen to him. He was forced into a 6 month program (rehab)....and had to see a therapist. The best part about it was the program got the whole family in volved. Getting the whole family involved and the therapist was the best thing for our family. Maybe it is something to consider. 

Name: Stephanie | Date: Jan 10th, 2006 10:39 PM
I myself was busted on meth...I didnt get rehab...I WENT TO JAIL! I was there for only about a week or so then I got 3 YEARS PROBATION! Just because I was on probation didnt mean I stopped...I still did drugs if not heavier than when I was not on probation...but it did teach me responsibility. You cant make him quit doing it...he's just got to be ready to quit....I finally got fed up with it and quit...it got old...trying to find someone to sell it...wondering if I got enough money to make the high last...I feel really stupid looking back on it now though. Good Luck! 


Name: ray | Date: Jan 21st, 2006 4:52 AM
i dont know what to say i feel the same way im scared and im trying to put everything in to gods hands please do the same he is the only one that can fix something this evil 

Name: Lisa | Date: Mar 31st, 2006 11:45 PM
Congratulations on getting your son proper help.I hope he stays clean.You are a supportive parent and I think that is why your son was willing to get help.I guess this just goes to show that (good) kids can be pursuaded to do bad things but love and support from parents can can bring them back! Way to go mom!! Go hug your son!!!! 

Name: ThreadWeaver | Date: Jun 8th, 2006 4:28 AM
As a pharmacist, I would know that meth is indeed a horrible drug. But there are also useful drugs that have medicinal use, like cannabis. People shouldn't think bad about drugs just from one bad experience or drug. Not all drugs are bad. Not to mention we have DMT (most powerful hallucigen in the world) in our spinal cords, just look at webmd.com or erowid.com 

Name: Noob | Date: Jun 8th, 2006 3:14 PM
Urhh 

Name: Bryce | Date: Jul 9th, 2006 1:24 AM
Ive been useing meth for 5 years im so sorry to my family that i am using it and i wanna stop but i just cant stop i need more of it everyday and i want help so im thinking about getting in a rehab soon i killed my son he was 4 god damnit why!!! I also drink alot and i drove home drunk a few times once i got into a car accident and killed a 17 year old it made me want to kill myself 

Name: CSI8 | Date: Jul 9th, 2006 10:01 PM
Hi I know exactly what you're going through, and I honestly wish I had the answers, I had my son in a rehab for 3 months, he was eight months clean and I've just found out he is using again, I supported him fully the first time, but now I am thinking of this Tough Love approach, I wish we as mothers could stop beating ourselves up over it, but try as we may, we can't 

Name: bluereef | Date: Aug 22nd, 2006 3:47 PM
My mom was always open with me, she made me feel like I could go to her and tell her anything. She never yelled at me for telling her something bad I did. But she would always tell me she loved me and cared about me. How she didn't want to ever see me hurt or hurt myself. She told me to give her a call if I was too drunk to drive home from a party, and never did I get in trouble for anything like that. So growing up I never did drugs, I drank once maybe. I'm 25 now. I just recovered from a year long heroin addiction. I didn't tell my mom until I was coming off the stuff. I was scared she would be dissapointed, I knew she would be. So on a night when I had no food and was withdrawing so bad I couldn't walk to my front door, I called her. I told her what was happening, she was mad, I could tell, but it was a mother being mad because she was scared and loved me. I begged her to come help me. And just like a mom should do, she was at my door within the hour. I was like a ragdoll and she helped me to the car where we sat and talked. I tried hard to explain to her, to help her understand, she listened and not once yelled or got upset with me. She placed her concerns and bought me groceries and gave me money. I told her how scared I was to tell her and she just reassured me, you can come to me with anything, I'm always here for you, don't ever be scared to tell me anything. She told me she knew that even if she had known earlier about my addiction, there would be nothing she could do to stop me. She was right. The addict has to be ready to quit on their own or hit rock bottom. But she said she would have been there for me as hard as that would have been to see her little girl hurting herself so much. Before that addiction I was addicted to Meth. I got off of that by hitting rock bottom, and my mom let me (and my boyfriend) stay with her for a month while I recovered from a six month binge. It's hard getting off of meth, coming down you feel so down that you are desperate to get back up and therefore you go back to the meth. Being on drugs is numbing, all your emotions are gone and so talking to someone on any drug would be difficult. All you can really do is just be there for the addict when they need you, show them you care and that you aren't going to punish them, cause that will just lead to more drugs. I wouldn't have been able to kick the meth without the help of my mom. 

Name: bladerunnerx16 | Date: Aug 22nd, 2006 9:46 PM
this is a really old post 

Name: Lizzi | Date: Aug 23rd, 2006 12:09 AM
Don't think rehab is a "cure-all" because it ISN"T! Your son will ALWAYS need to be involved in meetings IF he wants to remain clean! 

Name: mtngrl | Date: Sep 14th, 2006 8:53 PM
My son is 17 and we found out he was using about 8 months ago. We have tried many things since then. He was clean for about 2 months then a couple of days ago we discovered that he is using again. It is devestating to his father and I and i am very worried about his younger sister and how this is effecting her. My story is not one of success, but one to be along side of yours, searching for success stories and a little hope. So much research has lead me to believe that there is not much hope for it, so I really appreciate your stories. 

Name: granny2be | Date: Sep 17th, 2006 9:34 AM
To the person who said marijauna is not addicting...wake up!!
As far as the meth goes, my best advice would be to go to a book store and get a book on it. I work for the sheriff's department and I see far too many young people come in strung out on meth. There are several good books out there that get down to brass tacks and will will help you understand why it is such an addicting drug. My point is, the more you understand it, the better you will be able to help your child deal with the addiction. Good luck and god bless. 

Name: charli | Date: Sep 26th, 2006 11:31 PM
I don't have a child on meth but I have a brother that uses, or did. He has recently stopped but I hate to tell you that there is nothing you can say to make him stop. Until he realizes that it is a problem there is nothing you can do but tell him that you love him. My mother and the entire family tried to rationalize with him but the drugs far outweighed anything that we said. They made him unemotional and distant. It wasn't until he hit rock bottom, and this is diff. for each person, that he realized that the problem was not with everybody he came in contact with but was infact the drugs and the behavior that the drugs caused. He would blame anyone but himself or the drugs for everything that happened in his life. He is doing better now and has been clean for one month. Now, this again is on his word. He looks better and I can tell a diff. in his attitude and behavior but after being burned so many times with lies it is hard to beleive anything he says. I hope he is doing as well as he is letting on because I want so baddly to trust him again. All I can say to you is stay strong, let him know that you love him and that he has your support because quiting this drug is going to be the hardest thing he has ever had to face. If you did not know meth is 10 times more addictive than heroin. Take it in strides and best of luck. 

Name: paulus | Date: Oct 10th, 2006 4:22 PM
Meth can change who your son is for the rest of his life. Take this very serious. Do not become his enabler. Let him suffer the consequences of his behavior. Only then will he hit bottom and want rehab. Give him house rules. If he breaks them, he will not be welcome. Do not give him anything. He is 18 and should be responsible for himself. Let him suffer these consequences now or you could end up with a 30 year old still living at home doing drugs with no second chances left. When he is ready for rehab, stand behind him, but not until then. 

Name: azice79 | Date: Jan 13th, 2008 8:46 PM
For one how long has your son been on meth this is comeing from some one that was on it for 10 years I was about the age of you son if not yonger the frist time I tryed to stop was in 2003 I want 3 years clean like you son i was doing other drugs to by 2004 i was clean and so was my husband we hade to move from were we lived and moved east but we move back to the west and last years all of last year i sliped back up i have been clean agean from june18 about 6months the best thing is to move if he comes back to the place he got hight and his old friend are still there it will be to hard to stay off i am know 28years old and i have a hard time meth is not only a drug it becomes a way of life so if you can please move good luck to you ans your son and god be with you two 

Name: oilybabyman | Date: Feb 8th, 2008 7:51 PM
meth doesnt hurt anyone..... it helped me cope with my suicidal thoughts 

Name: rivertongirl | Date: May 26th, 2008 7:19 PM
hello 

Name: karlaklearsky | Date: Jun 14th, 2009 12:53 AM
I am the good but flawed mother of a meth addict. I have just written a first of its kind combined portrait ,memoir and companion musical CD for parents of addicts. Powerful and deeply moving, they prepare parents for the rigors of recovery and deliver help in a compelling package.
www.karlaklearsky.com Hold on, hang in and hike out! All the best, Karla 

Name: timzzzy | Date: Oct 14th, 2011 11:52 PM
Hello Ann! =) i'm 17 years old, I was a weed/hasch smoker untill age 14, after a year i got to know ``spice`` i was smoking it so much i needed alot of it and one day when i didn't have money or anything i went to my friend to ask if he had anything, but all he had was cocain, cocain made my life a hell for few year, crack was the last drug i did but i've done almost everything and to be honest the best high is love a life if ppl get that in there heads they wont need to be scared of falling in to drug 've been clean a year now and my girlfriend is helping me out alot and i'm helping old ppl in hospitals trying to make god accept me and let go what i've done, and it seems helping =D today i'm like a normal person but not as god beliving as i was and it wasn't any god that helped me it was my my own soul the last rests of my soul and i wont say thanks god for somthing i did on my own today 'm a budha and i've few years i might travel to china, to Shaulin =) so the best way to throw away all drugs s to put everythng you got in your body heart, mind, body and soul and always have some one to love and i mean really love =D anyways i'll pray for your son Ann =) have a great life =) like i have 

Name: lisaahe | Date: May 16th, 2012 2:40 AM
my daughter was 17 when i found out she was smoking pot i showed her both positive and neg i didnt ground her i made her do stuff that made her feel good about herself we went to chuches youth groups we went to a homeless shelter and helped cooking i got her a big sister that she beeen seeing for two weeks its working shes doing it with out fighting with me so im going to keep it going 

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