Phyllis - posted on 01/18/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )
when my son was 17, I took his 17 yr old friend in because he was homeless due to his parents drug problems. they started smoking weed, got picked up by the police and was released to me without arresting them. the private school he is in suspected him, so put him on probation because he admitted it, but is subjected to drug testing. if he tests positive they will expel him and it is 4 months before graduation. they both are 18 now. he promised to stop smoking, but I keep testing him at home and he keeps failing. he tries to convince me that the weed stays in the system 90 days, but that is very rare. two days ago, I tested him it was positive, I got upset and he confessed to smoking. I was very upset and we had a fight and I told the boy he had to leave because they both are still smoking. they both left and are gone for good. I am terribly upset and worried that he will not graduate, he will be homeless and eventually end up in prison or worse. his father has parkinsons and I am not well either. we took this other boy in to try to save his life, but lost our own son in the process.