DEAR DEIDRE: How does my son understand how he feels about drugs? He thinks it’s great to use cocaine and his drug-dealing friends are great.
I never thought I would have this problem with him. As a child, he was always the best behaved in any room.
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But he changed dramatically when he entered college two years ago.
He is 22 years old, and I am his mother 46 years old.
After his first year, he came home with a bunch of piercings on his face and he smoked a cigarette.
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A few days later, when I was cleaning his room, I discovered a bag of white powder.
I asked about it and he said it was “just cocaine” that his partner gave him and that “everyone does it”.
DEIDRE SAYS: While you can’t force your son to stop experimenting with drugs, you can encourage him.
Explain that he could be fined or jailed for possession. But be careful not to lecture him – this could push him in the opposite direction.
Contact adfam.org.uk, helping families affected by drug use.
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