My 14 year old son was taken to hospital after taking LSD. He was out with friends at the beach. My son says another boy also took LSD but did not have the bad reaction he had. My son says it was sold to them for $20 each by an 18 year old girl the other boy met online. The other boy was very responsible in looking after my son when things went wrong and getting an ambulance. Now I’m wrestling with what action to take. We’ve had the conversation with our son about the dangers of drugs, expressed our disappointment and concerns, and warned about the impact it can have on his future prospects. He appears very remorseful. I am thinking of grounding him for the entire holidays. as punishment for his abuse of our trust. No more unaccompanied journeys to the city or beach with his friends (at the same time i am concerned about isolating him socially by doing this). I’m also planning to call the other boys parent to let them know what happened to our son (should i tell them everything my son has told me about the other boy or be more discrete?). Should i be telling my son to no longer associate with the other boy (they are good friends but i’m concerned about risk taking behaviour when they get together)? I’d like to hear from other parents on what disciplinary action they would do if in a similar situation.
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