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

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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.

Answered 4/23/2016

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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.

Answered 5/12/2013

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