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Old 01-15-2008, 10:20 AM
 
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My son's school counselor called me today to tell me that someone came forward telling him that my son has been taking Adderall and more than once. We just moved to this town/state and since he has been in his new high school we have met with his counselor on more than one ocassion.
I haven't spoken to him yet as he is still in school. I'm sure he will deny it. Anyone been here? He is fourteen.
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Twilight Zone
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My son's school counselor called me today to tell me that someone came forward telling him that my son has been taking Adderall and more than once. We just moved to this town/state and since he has been in his new high school we have met with his counselor on more than one ocassion.

I haven't spoken to him yet as he is still in school. I'm sure he will deny it. Anyone been here? He is fourteen.
Did the school bother to find out where he got this controlled substance from? It seems a little odd that a student would come forward like that. Maybe since he's the new kid he's being picked on?

I wouldn't accuse your son of it until you had some solid answers from the school - of course you could ask him about it.

There are at-home drug kits you can get to test for drugs. Which ones, I'm not sure of. Ask your doctor.

Have you noticed any change in your son's behavior? Two of my adult sons have prescriptions for the same substance......on the back of the bottle, it says "legal methanphetamine" so you should notice signs in his behavior. Signs such as over-talkative, bouncing from topic to topic, can't sleep, lack of appetite, and in some cases irritability.

Good luck!
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Dallas, NC
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I would get all your facts before you react. I wonder where he is getting it if he is taking it. My son takes it for ADHD and it is a controlled substance. It will have the opposite effect in someone who doesn't have ADHD causing them to exhibit the behaviors that those with ADHD are trying to minimize. I hope it is just a misunderstanding. I hate to think of people taking a drug for fun that others really need. Good luck.
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:40 PM
 
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I would get all your facts before you react. I wonder where he is getting it if he is taking it. My son takes it for ADHD and it is a controlled substance. It will have the opposite effect in someone who doesn't have ADHD causing them to exhibit the behaviors that those with ADHD are trying to minimize. I hope it is just a misunderstanding. I hate to think of people taking a drug for fun that others really need. Good luck.
He admitted it. Says he took it because he was upset about a girl. He smoked pot twice because he was upset about us moving,again. Have an appointment to get him into therapy this week.
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:30 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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Him admitting it is a pretty rare thing, you must have a good kid who made a bad choice. Let him know he has to earn your trust back. Keep very good track of him and his friends. Good luck.
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Old 01-15-2008, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Him admitting it is a pretty rare thing, you must have a good kid who made a bad choice. Let him know he has to earn your trust back. Keep very good track of him and his friends. Good luck.
Ditto. That's great hta tyou are getting him help. He is likely having touble adjusting. Getting him into some activities can help.
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:12 PM
 
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Getting him into some activities can help.
I agree. Therapy might help, but it might make him feel like he screwed up and now 'has to see a therapist'.

You should explain how everyone feels stress and goes through transitional phases. We each find our own unique way to cope and deal with these situations...and you have to. They don't just go away.

Some people resort to drugs. Others resort to exercise, music, ect.

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Old 01-15-2008, 08:41 PM
 
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He admitted it. Says he took it because he was upset about a girl. He smoked pot twice because he was upset about us moving,again. Have an appointment to get him into therapy this week.
Oh I'm so glad you have therapy arranged! Him admitting it is a big step in itself......good luck to you.
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:00 PM
 
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That is great he is going to get some therapy. Also I would keep a tight reign on who he hangs out with and what he does on his off time when not in school.
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Does anyone remember the commerical spots that Carrol O'connor did about drugs.

He said "get between your kids and drugs anyway you can". He and his wife lost their only son to drugs. His statement says it all. Do it early before they are too old and you have no control over the issue.

One thing that I would want to do is trace the source of the adderal.
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