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

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine 50 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
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
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.
Last updated Apr 23, 2016
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