Anonymous – October 17, 2022

My son is home just today from his first two months of freshman year of college. Super heavy THC vaping many times a day for a long time, maybe four years. He has terrifying anxiety in the afternoon hours, nausea, problems eating and swallowing if not high, talks about a darkness and depression that is like being in a trap, a dark room with no door and no hope of any light. He says that the world seems fake if he isn’t high, and everything is homogeneously “great” or normal when he’s high. He was high all day everyday until the anxiety (induced by THC), depression had become monstrous and untreatable by vaping THC and called home. Home now, just tonight. I’ll be calling programs, detox facilities in the morning. This habit was totally undetectable and easily protected by occasional lies. He says many, many kids are on the same trajectory if not already there. Every single kid in his dorm vapes nicotine. About half THC, some spiraling into a terrible anxiety and depression. I’ll also be calling the college.

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