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My son is 16 years old and this past year experimented with marijuana and prescription drugs...

My son is 16 years old and this past year experimented with marijuana and prescription drugs, and also got arrested around Christmas time for shoplifting a wallet. The most recent incident happened within the past few months when we found marijuana paraphernalia.
We have surrounded him with professionals and have talked a great deal about what's going on inside of him. I think a lot of good and healing communication has happened.
We have seen a real attitude change, but still know we are in the red zone. We are always concerned whether the consequences we're giving him are too much or too little.
A lot of his pain arose from social pressures and an inability to fit in and make friends in middle school. He was bullied, and he hid it from us very well.

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