Addiction Forum Question

Forum Question
Sherry M A Mom From MI

Need advice about my son

I am worried about my son because I found a google search on his computer about how to shoot heroin. I looked at his arms but I don’t see any needle marks. He’s a good kid and I don’t think he is in jecting heroin, but there has to be a reason that he searched for that. I tried talking to his father, but he is in complete denial about the situation. Does anyone have any idea what to do?
Miryria C He may be concerned about a friend. But should talk to him. Better to find out now what's going on then before to late.
Melanie T I don't think you should suspect him yet.. he could be just doing a research from complete interest..
Sean D Just because he doesn’t have marks on his arms doesn’t mean that he isn’t using. Are there any other signs that he is on drugs? I would confront him about the search. If he avoids the question or gets defensive, then I would push further. Better safe than sorry.
Joan B Hi Sherry, I am sorry you are going thru this stress... my advice to you would be to talk to your son, preferably with your husband present, and approach him in a supportive manner. He may deny anything is going on but at least it will be out in the open. Along with that, keep an eye out for red flags.. sleeping late, isolation, irritability, small pupils are all signs that he is using drugs, and you should have him take a drug test. If he young and is at school, you may want to reach out to the school advisor as well.
Chris M Get him drug tested! Moms and dads handle this kind if thing very differently, from my experience. Go with your gut. If he is using it is best to catch it sooner rather than later - after all your jewery is gone, money, he figures out how to hack your bank account.