|Posted on 11 November, 2015 at 18:05||comments (0)|
What to do when all of the above fails
If communication has broken down to the point where parents or friends and the young person concerned can no longer listen to each other, then professional help may be the next step. As a parent you can consult a professional, such as your GP or a ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 11 November, 2015 at 18:00||comments (0)|
Ask the young person to provide some ideas about change
If you feel that you have a reasonable level of communication with the young person ask them what they would do if they noticed one of their siblings/friends was having problems with cannabis.
“ What would be some feelings you might have if you were a parent/friend in my shoes? What do you thin...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 11 November, 2015 at 17:55||comments (0)|
try to keep the conversation going rather than set deadlines
Young people who use cannabis are often aware that other people are
waiting for them to stop. Sometimes concerned family members or friends
give them a deadline.
As a consequence the young person may become even more resistant. Noone
wants to be pushed to make a big change before ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 11 November, 2015 at 17:50||comments (0)|
Avoid debating the benefits and harms of cannabis use.
There are lots of opinions about the health and behavioural effects of cannabis use – many of them are just that – ‘opinions’. It’s also clear that people use cannabis for many different reasons.Read Full Post »
|Posted on 11 November, 2015 at 17:45||comments (0)|
Focusing on why the young person is using cannabis may not be productive.
Try to resist the temptation to offer your ideas about why the person uses cannabis because you might be wrong.
“ I know why you smoke. You’ve always been shy and getting stoned...Read Full Post »