One Dad shares his response to his son’s drug use.
I doubt I’d take identical measures, but every family needs to decide upon a course of action that makes sense for them. The important thing is that he took action and that he continues after the crisis ends.
It’s been nearly a year since we first discovered our son was taking drugs and drinking, and except for the one time he broke curfew, every drug test we’ve since given him has come up negative. I’ve talked to him a lot about my own addiction and where it took me, and how, given our genetic link, he’s right in line to follow in my footsteps if he isn’t extremely careful. Now, since he’s been clean for nearly nine months, Paula and I feel he’s earned back our trust, at least enough to let him return to the public school (for a number of reasons, he’s not happy at the Christian Academy) and compete again in wrestling. He’s also well aware that from here on out our eyes will always be wide open.