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13 Apr 2006

drugs! need your help

I'm a girl of 16 and I started taking drugs like three months ago now, some friends offered them to me. At first i though this was nothing to worry about, but now it's becomin a problem, i can't control it.
As time goes by i need more and more and it's gettin really expensive. My mother wants to know how my money dissapears so fast.. I have to hide drugs at home.. i sometimes take them to school. I'm deeply caught and i know i'm taking too much but i can't stop it.
I'm NOT talking to my parents about this. I don't drink, i don't smoke and i get really high marks at school. This would destroy them and they would never forgive me.

I need your help.
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01 Jan 0001

connie, one of my problems is that you don't mention WHAT "drugs" you have been taking. None of them are any good for you, but some are worse than others, and some could be more difficult to stop than others. You've shown excellent sense in recognizing that this is a problem you have, with the potential to become a much bigger problem. Many of the available drugs you could simply stop, in the physical sense ; but you also deserve counselling and support as well as expert advice. If you asked to see your family GP, he would be bound by confidentiality, and could get you involved with a suitable counsellor. Check out the availability of a student counsellor through your school, perhaps through your church. And think carefully about your view that you can't talk to your parents. They're really unlikely to be as unhelpful and unforgiving as you seem to expect, and could do so much to help you through this problem, and support you in your wise decision to sop the drugs.
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