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Everything is getting out of hand

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chokkamocha Fri 09-Feb-18 18:29:14

18 year old has been travelling back to the old town and has started doing drugs. He has left college and refuses to come home .. I am worried there may be an underlying mental illness, but I am the only one who thinks so. Sometimes he sleeps rough and he is sofa surfing.

Son number two is now following suit. He came home last night, his room is squalor like and I asked him to tidy it, then come and see me.. he had a half hearted attempt and left.

I am beside myself with worry.

He hasn’t been attending college either.

My Partner is very tolerant but he says I’m not firm enough.

I’m so worried about them both. What can I do to sort this

flyingcrow Sat 10-Feb-18 23:03:50

Check out and call their helpline 0845 1200 660.

Don't try to cope with this alone.

Ryebreadandwine Tue 13-Feb-18 18:15:14

Chokka I’m so sorry you’re experiencing this. I feel your pain. I’m not sure what the answer is. Your son is 18 so I guess he makes his own decisions. All you can do is be there for him. I’m also at a loss with mine. Perhaps try the helpline posted above. Know you are not alone. I’m told some teens come out the other side perfectly respectable young men. I’m living with some hope. It’s really shit being a mum to teens.

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