Anne S. — October 21, 2021

I am a parent of a 17 year old young woman, who has been dabbing for approximately 18 months. This behavior became worse during the pandemic, and then my husband and I were able to intervene and the usage lessened but still continues.  My question is how do you know when it becomes addictive? She is a high school senior and already positioned to attend Fort Lewis College in Durango next fall.  I may sound relaxed about this situation but we have attempted to keep open communication about marijuana use and it’s risks. We have found that managing this situation is far better than accusations and threats of involuntary treatment. At this point I do not know if she is addicted. She has trouble sleeping, anxiety and depression but was prone to these disturbances before admitting to marijuana usage. I would really welcome your advice. I just donated to Johnny’s Ambassadors and ordered your book. Let me say how sorry I am that you have made this your life’s mission due to the loss of your son. But, I am so grateful that you have. I have never felt near emotional paralysis as when I thought (and still do) I could lose my daughter to substance abuse. Thank you so much for taking the time to hear me.

One Reply to “Anne S. — October 21, 2021”

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