Hi there. My 17 year old has admitted to smoking an illicit drug on a few occasions and I was completely shocked and fearful for her. We’ve had many open discussions over the years about illicit drugs use and their long term effects etc. She promised me that it only happened a few times, weeks ago so I requested that she supply a urine sample so I could test her. The test was positive and she admitted to using it more regularly but that she doesn’t have an addiction. I have told her in the past that I will not accept illicit drugs in the home and around the other children and that she would be asked to leave if this were the case. So today I told her to pack up her things, making it clear that she is loved and welcome back when she stops using illicit drugs. Other illicit drug use has been an ongoing issue along with self harm etc for 5 years now. I’ve been getting her help since she was 13 and continue to try the strategies recommended but I feel like I have nothing left to give. I feel so sad for telling her to leave but I feel like I’m out of options and don’t want to put my other kids at risk. Does anyone have any further advice?
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Hi there! 1) 3 kids aged 17,9 & 7. They all make me laugh in different ways. All quirky and witty. 2) Destress by getting out in the sun, talking with friends, meditation and wine. 3) What led me to Reach out is that I’m at a crisis point with my 17 year old and I no longer know how to handle the ongoing issues. I feel as though I have nothing left to give. 4) Self care and self love. Love! Expect the unexpected. Seek advice early and keep an open mind. 5) Great pay for shift work and lazy sleep ins followed by time outdoors.
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