Why oh why this ever became ok, I will never understand completely.
As a teen I remember we used to joke about getting paranoid when high. Now studies support this ‘natural dug’ is not nearly as safe as supposed. Yet it gets legalized for recreational use… Dual dx is common and difficult to deal with but the fact it is so easy to get adds to the frustration you face. I am sorry.
Although he is soon to be 18 and you may lose some of the influence you have remember you can always share information with them. Recently we learned a powerful phrase …“If anything happens you are the last medical professional involved…” They may not like it but it reminds them this is a serious matter and they are accountable.
I only wish there was something similar to use on insurance companies as after finally getting medical professionals on board with the last episode , the insurance company refused continued inpatient care. He is doing ok now, but that was several weeks of hell for us.
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