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Stash found in sons room

Discussion in 'Helping an Addicted Child' started by Disneygrl, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. Disneygrl

    Disneygrl Member

    We just found a stash of stuff in our 17 year old sons room, including water bottles filled with what looks to be urine, with such a strong smell I almost vomited. Not sure how old they are, but can we buy a drug testing kit and would this urine be able to confirm the drugs or is it to old?
  2. djdrug

    djdrug Community Champion

    I think you need fresh samples. But, that should not be a problem. Just tell him he needs to go in for a regular checkup before you guys go off to a vacation or something. "They need everyone to be tested before they let people enter Bermuda" or something.
  3. Rainman

    Rainman Community Champion

  4. djdrug

    djdrug Community Champion

    Yeah. Trust your gut with this. Look its normal for kids to get lost, but the best thing to do is to help them fix this early on. You don't want it to go on for long.
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  5. darkrebelchild

    darkrebelchild Community Champion

    The mistake most parents make is being scared of confronting their children because they could flip, run away or isolate themselves. There are ways to approach this situation; make an appointment on his behalf and inform him you need to both get checkups.

    If his test is positive for drugs, get him into a facility and let him know you are helping him for a better future and you are not the enemy. Try not to give your son a choice. He is only 17 and has a bright future ahead of him. You are the parent, you make the rules.