Christina - posted on 07/05/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
My 15 year old son has been battling a severe case of Acne for the past year or two. It's been a rough year for him in grade 9 but he's is on Accutane now and we are seeing some slow but good results. We discovered several months ago that he was experimenting with various opiate related drugs... over the counter meds you can do cold water extractions and get an opiate high... or Poppy Seed Tea (the worst!). We sent him to a drug counselor. He is now, hopefully free of the opiates, but uses marijuana... a lot. We have a good relationship with him, he is mostly open and more honest with me than his Dad. He says he's not going to smoke any more and then, just when we think he's on the straight and narrow, he's back at the pot. I know I've been a little lenient where pot is concerned because I'd rather that than Opiate extractions and poppy seed tea. But now the pot seems to be a problem... I've called the counselor, who although a terrific guy has spent most of the time just getting to know our son without any real therapy... so I'm insisting on some kind of intervention. I'm just reaching out to other Mums to get some advice. He's Dad lets him have occasional beers and when he abuses that privilege gets very angry and makes threats. I would rather he didn't drink at all especially on Accutane! It's a very difficult time.