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My 18 year old has become a completely different person. He admitted to me of smoking crack cocaine. I'm out of my mind scared for him. What can I do in the mean time while we wait for a detox
center to open?
It is great you are taking steps already to get him to a detox or rehab center. Talk to him openly and ask him why he felt he need to resort to hard drugs. Was he just curious or is there something else going on in his mind that he wanted drugs? Teach him how dangerous the drug is. But make sure you don't cross the balance from educating him to giving him a full-on lecture, teenagers hate it when you speak to them like they are children. Keep a close eye on him and make sure you do not enable any bad behavior (giving them money for drugs, living in denial etc). How did he react when he admitted to you his drug usage?
My cousin found out her son was shooting up in their garage for months and instead of getting him help she moved him into a fully paid for and furnished 1 bedroom down the street so he could get some "privacy" and learn how to be an adult. WTF? That's like the opposite of what to do. Anyways just be cautious that you are not enabling him. I think you are already on the right path getting him into a treatment center
Getting him into a detox center is the right step to take. Just be wary that his recovery sticks.
Any update on your family?
@devestatedmother has your son been able to get into a detox program?
these are so cute