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I drug-test my kids, AMA

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    if they don't dope, they won't cope
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    (Original post by k.russell)
    How would you react if you actually did find out they had used drugs?
    They've admitted they have. Next question.
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    (Original post by DrSocSciences)
    They've admitted they have. Next question.
    Right.. so why are you still testing them? Are you really unhappy with their use of drugs?
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    (Original post by DrSocSciences)
    There you go. That's it.
    If you had been a good parent, they would've just told you from the very beginning they used drugs

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    (Original post by k.russell)
    Right.. so why are you still testing them? Are you really unhappy with their use of drugs?
    I'm checking what they're taking. And yes, I really am unhappy.
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    (Original post by DrSocSciences)
    I'm checking what they're taking. And yes, I really am unhappy.
    ah fair enough. It must be very hard as a parent, I would say from a young persons perspective though that in general, occasional use of recreational drugs isn't the end of the world - or even necessarily a bad thing. I fail to see how smoking is any less bad than drinking for example, other drugs I can definitely understand your concern though. If you don't mind me asking, what are they taking?
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    (Original post by k.russell)
    ah fair enough. It must be very hard as a parent, I would say from a young persons perspective though that in general, occasional use of recreational drugs isn't the end of the world - or even necessarily a bad thing. I fail to see how smoking is any less bad than drinking for example, other drugs I can definitely understand your concern though. If you don't mind me asking, what are they taking?
    There's a tough school policy, and I don't want them thrown out.
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    (Original post by DrSocSciences)
    They've admitted they have. Next question.
    You did kind of dodge this question - what happened when they told you? Any consequences?
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    (Original post by 1010marina)
    You did kind of dodge this question - what happened when they told you? Any consequences?
    The consequence of them telling me is that I drug-test them.
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    (Original post by DrSocSciences)
    They've admitted they have. Next question.
    Do you worry that drug testing may just push them away from soft drugs such as cannabis with large detection windows to harder drugs with shorter detection windows or drugs not covered by the test at all?
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    (Original post by dingleberry jam)
    Do you worry that drug testing may just push them away from soft drugs such as cannabis with large detection windows to harder drugs with shorter detection windows or drugs not covered by the test at all?
    Yes, it's a risk, - perhaps a greater risk of the harder drugs route, than of drugs not covered by the test.
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    (Original post by k.russell)
    ah fair enough. It must be very hard as a parent, I would say from a young persons perspective though that in general, occasional use of recreational drugs isn't the end of the world - or even necessarily a bad thing. I fail to see how smoking is any less bad than drinking for example, other drugs I can definitely understand your concern though. If you don't mind me asking, what are they taking?
    Smoking is pretty much worse than everything unless you get caught...
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    (Original post by SmashConcept)
    Smoking is pretty much worse than everything unless you get caught...
    lol y?
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    Dad, why are you on TSR? O.O
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    (Original post by CorpusLuteum)
    Dad, why are you on TSR? O.O
    Son, you're more messed up than I realised. I'm female.
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    (Original post by k.russell)
    lol y?
    Because it gives you cancer in the lungs.
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    So do you reckon I should just ignore this, as a passing phase?
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    (Original post by DrSocSciences)
    So do you reckon I should just ignore this, as a passing phase?
    As long as it's not hard drugs.
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    (Original post by 0xFFFFail)
    As long as it's not hard drugs.
    So I just keep testing, to establish it's not hard drugs?

    Or I stop testing now, as they're currently dabbling in weed?

    Or I keep testing because the school will throw them out for either soft or hard drugs?

    Or I stop testing so they don't feel persecuted at home as well as at school?
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    (Original post by DrSocSciences)
    Son, you're more messed up than I realised. I'm female.
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