I have a niece, 20, and nephew, 16, who do drugs regularly. It started with pot, but now they’re into Molly, popping and snorting crushed pills, mushrooms, and taking cold medicine to get high. I know this because they’re pretty active on Twitter and post references to it and photos of their dilated pupils. They’ve also told me and other family members.
I know that lots of people went through this phase and turned out fine, but I’m afraid something bad is going to happen to one of them, or they’re going to try other drugs that are addictive.
I don’t have a problem with experimenting, but I don’t think they’re being smart about it, and I think they are doing it too much. I’m not the “cool” aunt that they feel they can talk to, and I also don’t have much experience with drugs, so I’m not sure they would even take me seriously. I know there’s not anything I can do to stop them, but I also know that if something bad happens, I will feel like I could’ve prevented it.
I read the post about talking to kids about drugs before they start doing them, but what do you say to them when they’re already doing them and seem to be taking it too far? If you ever went through a drug phase, is there anything anyone could’ve said that would’ve made you slow down or rethink what you were doing? — The Uncool Aunt