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i am looking for some help ,tips  i found out my 17 year old son is taking roxies .  i beleive he is snorting 1 per day he is currently locked up for 21 days  he claims he is not sick. and also claims to not have a problem  .he has lost 40 lbs in 3 months and has violent mood swings  any advice at all  thank you
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how long and how much a day you think Dave
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If hes lost that much with no health problems hes doing more than you think whats he locked up for
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He got locked up because we would not give him the car keys, and he started destroying the house, the police came and he was already on probation ... his friend said he has been on them for a while , but he thinks 1-3 a day for the past couple of months he was like 250 and he is down to 213    i am very afraid
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When I was using I lost control alot of times I get realy mad over nothing he has to want to quite before it can happen you know.When he turns 18 he will do what he wants and if he is still using there will be a big problem he needs to get some type of rehab NOW the time in jail will help alot because he will already be detoxed when he gets out that will be the time to get him aftercare hope this helps Dave
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He maybe in withrdrawels from the pills while he is in jail. You should look into that and find out how they treat or treated it. If they say he was in BAD withdrawels he was using alot a day for awhile. Find out about the equilivalnt to the AA for teens, but your looking for NA for teens, narcotics anonomys.
  Find out what friends he was getting them from and do everything you can to keep that person or people out of his life.
  You'll know more how he is once he gets out and has been clean for that time. The key is, not letting him go back to it, some how, someway. I have a teenage son, I understand what your going through with the temper's.
Wishing you and your family all the best.
-Dez
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thank you, i will take all this advice .. all of his friends seem to be on them, and if i have to move him to a cave in alaska thats what i will do
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"""He got locked up because we would not give him the car keys, and he started destroying the house,""""

THIS IS SO ME AT 17!!!!!

i wish my mom was on medhelp, i put her through helll, i am so sorry you are having to deal with this, my family has been at this place
i remember puliing out of our driveway in my dads new car, my dad tried to stop me and i ran him over because i was tring to get more pills, i am 34 now but i can recall that incident like it was yesterday

the problem with teen na meetings is that they really do not have enough people that have large amounts of clean time, therefore its like peer coucling and at that age, it may do more harm than good
everyother friday night i speak to a group of adolecents, do you have a charter behavioral health in your area? do you have insurance?

when i went to rehab at 17 it cost my parents 60,000 and i realsped a year later, so i suggest you find an affordable tx center because he may need tx more than one time, i am not going to say how many times i have gone to rehab, i will say that i have activly been seeking help for years, and in august i will have 5 yrs clean, addiction is so hard to treat, return to use is the biggest problem for us

here is a book that helps parents of teen addicts, http://www.hazelden.org/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpItmDspRte.jsp?item=3430

hopefully when he goes to court for this, the judge will require him to goto "drug court" and the system will help him with tx options, i also wanted to let you know that there are several young people in na, in my area atleast, more so than aa, for teens its easier to get pills than it is alcohol, we have one young man who started going in the 10th grade and is now very active in the program, i do suggest you go in the meeting with your child, some meetings are safer than others, when it comes to younger addicts
i attended my first meeting as a teen,
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Check out Teen Challenge. It can be a great help in gathering information. I have an 18 year old son with the exact same addiction. it is a christian based recovery program. teen Challenge is all over the country!
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thanks for the advice    i spoke with him on the phone last night he is not going thru any withdrawals ( does that mean he may not be taking as many as i suspected ) we also spoke to his probation officer who will give him weekly drug tests .. we are going to ask the courts to give him ************** program
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My son is 19 and he attempted suicide last night.  He admitted being addicted to roxies.  He is not giving us the whole story.  He just got his own apartment and a new job where he is making decent money for his age.  He has spent all of his money on drugs.  He will be moving back in with us.

My husband and I were in the mortgage business and we lost everything.  My insurance will not cover anything for my child since he is not a full time student.  We can not afford the help he needs.  His insurance will not kick in for about 45 days.

Does anyone know of a place that will help my son for free or low cost.  I really do not know where to go.

If anyone has any information.  Please share.
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bre i can hep you find a local facility that will work with your son, at the very least it will take some pressure off of you , know that he is getting help
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