Parents who do drugs
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My husband thinks coffee should be considered a drug... I told him that if he tries to take away my coffee I'm going to have to sneak it in behind his back... lol
Let's see for the original question though... Street drugs: none that I can prove, though I am suspicious of a couple; prescription drugs: are we talking abuse of prescription drugs, or just taking valid doctor prescribed prescription drugs? IMO those are two VERY different things. I know a lot of parents who are one medically necessary doctor prescribed drugs (for a number of reasons, but mostly depression and anxiety). Now, as for prescription drugs that are being abused, I view those the same as street drugs and my answer is the same (I can't prove any, but I'm suspicious of a few).
I consider alcohol abuse just as bad as drug abuse. My dad's whole family has had alcoholism and for that reason alone I don't drink much (neither does my dad or any of my siblings). I never met either of my dad's parents because of alcohol abuse (and my dad was the one who discovered his dad dead in his recliner with an exploded liver).
BUT, I agree with others above. Anything can be addicting. I will readily admit that I am addicted to coffee. Because of that, I drink tea instead at least 2-3 times a week, but I will be the first to admit that I do not feel as alert on those days. I'm also addicted to chocolate, but I'm learning to resist the urges :)
Edited to add: the few people I mentioned above who I am suspicious of aren't friends of mine, just casual aquaintances that I almost never see. Honestly, the main reason I don't see them that often is because of my suspicions and I don't want my kids around people I suspect of that kind of activity...
Street drugs? None. Coffee? Most. Alcohol or prescription drugs? Some.
Me? None of the above.... yet, though I will most likely be using prescription drugs in the near future. I have, however, been putting it off and looking for other options as long as possible. All drugs make me extremely uncomfortable.
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Runningincircles - posted on 12/11/2012
I am a mother of three, two of which under 4yrs old, run my husband and I's business, and the Director of child development for our household (thought I should be able to give that one a professional title) and all of which is done with my prescriptions and the "at night after my children have gone to sleep and dishes are done and the last load of laundry has been put in the dryer" smoke (not cigarettes). Have to add, my oldest (a 5th grader) is a straight A student. ..... Nothing should ever be done in front of your children, not drugs, not drinking, not swearing, not fighting. These are all forms of abuse. But to shun anyone who does what is needed for them to get through there day, well its really not our place to wag a finger, not our place to judge. Now this does not apply to the screw ups and the moms who cant get out of their pjs by 12pm on Tues. They are clearly not getting the job done.
I agree with the mom who said she didnt know one who didnt do something. We all have our vices that get us through the day. I guarantee you that soccer mom with the 5 kids and the big house and all the craft decor and home cooked meals, is just as jacked up on you dont want to know what.... your just too blinded by all that shes gotten done, to see what she's been on to get all of that done. Think about it.
Noelle - posted on 06/13/2011
I know a lot...took my ex to court because of his drug use. He brought pics of him with our boys, so the judge said that it looked like he was a good dad and didn't grant my request for drug testing and aa meetings/rehab or for a modified custody arrangement. Ugh. Also have a group of friends from high school that will actually leave their kids with a babysitter or grandparents for a whole weekend and get a hotel room so they can do coke from Friday straight through to Sunday. I'm 39 and honestly believe that if you're my age and still want to put some white powder up your nose to get a high, you've most likely got a problem.
As for alcohol, just as bad as drugs, when it's a problem. I'm a sober alcoholic. When I drank, it was rarely around the kids. But, think about this...being hungover around your kids can be just as bad. I'll have five years sober in November...best gift I could have ever given my kids...and me!
Brianna - posted on 06/13/2011
i know lots of parents the smoke weed, cigs, hard drugs and drink which i think is terrible. myself i only drink sometimes its not very often that i will have more that 1 drink but when i was younger and didnt have kids i used to drink, party and do some drugs but ive grown up since then.
Shannintipton - posted on 06/13/2011
I got an invitation to a party from an old friend and was just wondering if they still did drugs. So it just got me to thinking and then I thought of this question. But I do and know a lot of parents that take prescription drugs. I was more thinking of street drugs. However someone pointed out to me that prescription drugs can be abused too.
Kimberly - posted on 06/12/2011
yeah i only see them when they take a break and actually see there kid about um..once every two months, the others i never see just high school buddies i stopped hanging around. and some of the people i used to do drugs with come to find out they were just extremly bored they graduated with a 3.9 gpa going to med school. just learned that today.
JuLeah - posted on 06/12/2011
A lot. I know parents' addicted to coffee too. That is not thought of as a street drug, but don't stand between them and their moning cup :0
Addiction is a symptom, right? So, in some ways, it doesn't matter what you are addicted to.
Ohh, I know a lot of folks that drink too.
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