Thank you for opening up about your son. It sounds like you've been worried about your son's smoking and vaping habits for quite some time, and your recent discovery has heightened your concern for him which is understandable.
Navigating the transition from school into the workforce and negotiating freedom while living at home is challenging for most parents - adding in conversations about drugs and vaping can be incredibly tough to manage. I'm glad you've reached out, as I have some suggestions.
Firstly, I thought sharing our resources on risk-taking, drugs, communication, and boundaries might be helpful to read in preparation for a conversation with your son. Also, it could be worth checking out The Drug and Alcohol Foundation, as they have resources and support services for parents. In particular, the friends and family project and helpline might be helpful. You can contact them on 1300 85 85 84 for more information on what steps to take.
The Family Drug Support helpline is another service to consider contacting on 1300 368 186. Please let us know what you think of those ideas; we want to do anything we can to support you and your son.
Also, we've sent you an email today, so please take a look when you have time.
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