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Originally posted by Demandred
take them to vist a mental health ward and have a doctor show them a few schizophrenics, and show them what potentially is going to happen to them.
ive worked as a drug and alcohol counsellor in the past and its a difficault situation to find yourself in.
you can take the long view, that they will grow out of it. some do and some dont, there is evidence to suggest that marijuana use can lead to harder drugs.
as a parent all you can really do is to educate them to the effects of drug use and the concequences of their actions.
if you yell rant and rave they will just hide it, be approachable and let them know that they can talk to you openly about these kinds of issues.
also drug use tends to parallel other problems more often than not, though havibng said that many kids will experiment. feel free to u2u me about it if you wish