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A 42-year-old member asked:

what should i do to help my teenage son who is hooked to smoking indian hemp?

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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
PCP/PSYCHOLOGIST: Talk to teenager directly if not helpful get professional help of pcp, psychologist, psychiatrist, narcotic anonymous.These soft drugs are gateway to other experimental drugs.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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He isnt "hooked": Hemp, while derived from the same plant, does not contain the active chemical delta-9-thc and can't get you high. It does not produce a physical dependency. If you believe your son is "hooked" on it, it is a psychological and not a physical dependency. Your pediatrician or primary care physician should be consulted, and he may need to see a mental health specialist.

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What do you suggest if my teenage son is suicidal, abusive, and drugged out?

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Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 19 years experience
Hospital : take him to the ER. if he is suicidal it's an emergency and he may require inpatient treatment. go now. make sure he doesn't leave your site; no access to weapons; if he is volatile and dangerous then please call 911.
A 37-year-old member asked:

My teenage son is suicidal, abusive, and drugged out. What resources can I use to help him?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Get him into : treatment ASAP. He may need medication, hospitalization and outpatient treatment. If he is abusing drugs and suicidal he is at high risk 4 overdosing. Take him 2 a local mental health clinic for a through psychiatric and drug evaluation. They will be able 2 recommend the proper course of treatment. Let the clinic know that it is urgent 4 him 2B seen ASAP or go 2 an Emergency room 2 get evaluated.

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