Education at home and at school about the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol is very important.
We can educate our kids, but some kids are more eager to try anyway then others, especially when they are a bit rebellious.
My youngest 2 are daughters from drug addicts. My 9yr old grew up being neglected and between drugs users. My youngest was on Methadon as soon as she was born. What the effects are on their mind and brain is difficult to measure, but it sure has an effect.
My 9yr old laid her hand on medication numerous times, luckily so far without harm but I fear for her. One time she took a whole bottle of probiotics and ate 40tablets, she took a strip with Solprin (aspirin) one and ate 8 tablets, she took a bottle of panadol once and was planning to drink it as a smoothie, she too a box with stomach tablets and ate 30 tablets. All I can do is educate her and I go to the GP every time she does things like this (although so far she is NOT learning. She sees a psychologist, a psychiatrist and a pediatrician as well.
Published 15th October 2019