drugs and football players

drugs and football players

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concerned parent

Janesville, WI

#1 Oct 14, 2008
I took possession of my son's phone on Sunday after he didn't stay the night where he said he was going to stay and didn't stay in contact with us or answer his phone when we were looking for him. Now I am getting text messages on my son's phone from this star football player saying that he needs weed. Last summer we came home after a short absence leaving our 18yr old son home alone for just less than 2 hours and he had smoked pot in our basement with this kid. My husband called the kid's mother, but she was in heavy denial "not my kid". Then when I saw the kid playing football I was pissed off, but my son told me that the kid was reformed and not doing weed anymore. But now it is obvious that he is using my son to get pot for him and I can't find out where my son is getting it from. I'm afraid to go to the football coach because I hear they will burn my son and the star player won't be touched. My husband and I took our son to the doctor for a blood test, don't know yet what he's been doing, but the doctor was pretty mild about it. We've grounded him, taken his phone and the computer away, so all he does now is sleep. Does anybody know how to stop this or how to get real help?
An UNconcerned parent

Wixom, MI

#2 Oct 15, 2008
This is a pretty easy one. Let him burn if the test is positive. It's called tough love. However, it teaches a lesson on the law, the differences in right and wrong, what he's parents expect of him, and it'll stop the chain of pot use by others(at his expense at least). Choosing to do otherwise is just contributing to the problem in my book.

Good luck concerned parent!!

“Invisible Pilgrim”

Since: Oct 08

Goodrich, Michigan

#3 Oct 18, 2008
I used to live in Goodrich,'57 thru '76...the local police didn't really know what was going on, concerning pot...they burned a giant field of HEMP, next to the old Goodrich ( Wheelock ) hospital.
" Big Pot Field Found " was the headline.
Now, if you look closely at the " War On Drugs ", you will see glaring omissions about the REAL gateway drug...TOBACCO !!!
We were constantly hassled, by Davison Police, who always came out of their jurisdiction, to bust our keg parties...if they smelled pot, it was an immediate arrest, with beatings, and confiscation of vehicles.
Anyone remember these times ?
parent 2

Davison, MI

#4 Nov 12, 2008
You are doing the right thing. Trust me from experience. Going lightly or giving your kid another chance teaches them nothing. Stand your ground until he is ready to say where he gets it. Tough love is the only thing that works sometimes. I know exactly how you feel. Also, when he does tell you give him back some of his freedom and tell him that is is how it works.
concerned parent wrote:
I took possession of my son's phone on Sunday after he didn't stay the night where he said he was going to stay and didn't stay in contact with us or answer his phone when we were looking for him. Now I am getting text messages on my son's phone from this star football player saying that he needs weed. Last summer we came home after a short absence leaving our 18yr old son home alone for just less than 2 hours and he had smoked pot in our basement with this kid. My husband called the kid's mother, but she was in heavy denial "not my kid". Then when I saw the kid playing football I was pissed off, but my son told me that the kid was reformed and not doing weed anymore. But now it is obvious that he is using my son to get pot for him and I can't find out where my son is getting it from. I'm afraid to go to the football coach because I hear they will burn my son and the star player won't be touched. My husband and I took our son to the doctor for a blood test, don't know yet what he's been doing, but the doctor was pretty mild about it. We've grounded him, taken his phone and the computer away, so all he does now is sleep. Does anybody know how to stop this or how to get real help?
let me tell you

West Hartford, CT

#5 Jun 5, 2013
I went to Davison high, I did things kids do with other kids and my parents tried that whole "tough love" crap, tried medication , taking me to councillors, raiding my room taking everything from me , not letting me out of the house. You want to know what happened, I did what I wanted anyway. Then I left the day I graduated and have never spoken with them again they could die and I couldn't care less because I never needed them. I am successful, and happy and I still do what ever I please. If anything I should thank them for my absolute determination and bull headedness because those attributes have made my life everything I had dreamed . Leave the kid alone unless his grades are bad. If he isn't being productive he doesn't get to screw off .

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