My 22 yr. old son is emotionally addicted to marijuana,suffers from anxiety/depression and just dropped out of college. My heart is aching every minute of every day. He knows he's addicted but can't seem to do anything about it. I'm divorced and my ex is a waste. I also have a daughter 18,away at school. This is my first posting. I'm lonely and looking for friends with or without the same problems in the freehold,NJ area.

User - posted on 01/20/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Please feel free to email me at lelabel62@aim.com as I just joined and don't know how this works. How do i find people in my area?? I'm open to starting initially online as I'm trying to be careful in giving out my info..............thanks so much, Lela

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Allison - posted on 01/20/2012

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Unfortunately, in my opinion, your son has to decide that he wants help to over come the addiction or he needs to walk away from it himself. My daughter's father was the same way. He said he didnt' need it but refused to stop "for anyone" because "there is no point" Maybe i shouldn't be so blunt with things, but if his use is a problem then he needs to grow up and put his big boy pants on and take care of what needs to be taken care of. I can't imagine being in your situation as the parent, but I personally think situations like this require tough love. Meaning, that you don't allow the behavior around and you don't do anything to help him support that type of lifestyle and or behavior. Hope this insight helps a bit. I am not trying to be rude or disrespectful, but it seems to be that would be the only answer to your son's problem.

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