How to handle my own grief related to losing my emotional connection to my teen due to his addiction to marijuana and dishonesty around his use



I welcome others’ experiences with living with a teen who uses. We have set our limits and he knows them. He is doing the bare minimum as far as communicating with us. It just makes me sad.


I’m just curious. How old is your teen, how long and how often is your teen using marijuana? Is he using any other substances? Any mental health issues like adhd, depression, anxiety?


I feel the same way. My son just got out of treatment for marijuana use. He is better and not using right now, but he still feels the need to lie about things. I find it hard to trust him. I am trying to change myself, but it’s easy for me to fall back into my old ways. I wish I had an answer. I long for our old relationship too.