Could it have been [filtered word] in a capsul made at home or any number of ADHD Drugs? Kids will find out whatever they want to know. You can go to the public library and find out what any substance is. I think you guys are being to harsh on the OP. Everybody does not think the same way. Honest right information is good for everybody. You will never make a kid or any other person behave a certain way. They will do what they want to do no matter what.
Thanks for letting me know. For the record, even though everybody does not think the same way, there are situations where the judgement of right/ wrong must be made. Should I go buy my 12 year old a .45 pistol because he saw G.I. Joe, and thought it was cool? According to your theory, it's fine, as long as I instruct him on proper cleaning, and how to clear a stovepipe jam....he's gonna get his hands on a gun sooner or later, right? While Then when he's 16, I can offer to host a drinking party for all of his friends. They can all DRIVE over to my house and get sloshed, as long as they give me their keys. Better they break the law and harm themselves under parental supervision, right? Spare me.
Of course you can go to any public library and obtain information on drugs. You CANNOT verify the purity, or presence of active ingredient of (in this case,) prescriptions medicine/ street drugs. Are you aware of the potential consequences of this reckless behavior?
What does "honest right information" as you say have to do with chldren buying narcotics at their school?
You may not be able to make someone behave a certain way, but you should NEVER stop trying to lead them in the right direction.
Adults of this mindset are facilitating trouble.
OK Dr. Spock, I mean FeliksD. You are making an apples to oranges comparision here. You are a close minded self rightous person and I don't think you are half as smart as you believe you are. I have teenage children. I know how they operate. In todays "information age" this one site is not going to faciliate anybody's ability to %?#$$ up anymore than they will %?#$$ up anyway. Making sure the information available is accurate and educating the kids about the dangers of messing around is ALL you can do. PERIOD. After that the kids will do what they decide. I don't see where the OP gave the child a "grab bag" anymore than a responsible parent would give a child a gun get real. All I am saying is this is a public forum and any information disseminated on it should be as accurte as possible. I guess you think it would be right to spread disinformation? You sir are not very smart. This is not a simple situation. This is a huge issue. Education and information is the only avenue that works to keep kids safe. Kids have thier own minds and make thier own choices. SO don't flame me with you smart a$$ and may I add stupid out of context comments I mean what does a drunken house party have to do with this thread. You are good most of the time and I like most of your post's but on this subject you don't know what you are talking about! To the original OP. You are right to educate the teen and try to help them make right choices. I am done!
...noticed that I'm self-righteous?
I'm sorry, I know you probably really wanted one, but I can't really respond to your post. I found it hard to follow for several reasons...
P.S. Who is Dr. Spock?
I believe his Christian name was Benjamin . . . Dr. Spock wrote a ground-breaking book on child rearing. It was published just in time for the births of the first boomers and is to blame for all of the problems that we face today. Think about it, the absurd concept of credit-default derivatives can easily be traced to Dr. Spock's insistence upon the correct method of potty training. That is why our economy is in the toilet.
My god Q, my face hurts!
That's what this thread needed, a little potty humor. Sorry about the Tic Douloureux Cat . . . hehehe.
P.S. Who is Dr. Spock? "
This response proves it..........
Although, while educating this child to identify the meds he gets it isn't safer. I always view things from a parents point of view, that the more they know about something the more they want to try it. So if peer pressure leads to someone giving him a pill and he looks it up he will figure it's safe. Also, I've seen spokespeople telling teenagers at school how certain people use drugs. I think this is a horrible idea, seeing as kids are always curious and will want to try it. So, I guess it's a double edge sword to give them the knowledge to try and help. I'm glad that it worked out in your case.