Reader sends in cautionary tale about marijuana. | 5/3/2019 | Ann Barnhardt
echolea (Posted by) Level 3
Thank you for sounding the alarm on pot.

We received a call from the ER psych that our son had a psychotic break. They wanted me to authorize involuntary commitment. We live 3 hours from the college town. We refused. They tried scaring me and telling me he may be schizophrenic. They wanted me to authorize an anti-psychotic drug during multiple conversations while we were driving there. They made us wait 4 hours to see our son even though he kept asking for us. They met with us twice before we were allowed to see him to try and get us to agree to involuntary commitment.

Son - School - Pot - % - THC

Our son was stressed with school and started smoking pot (actually they vape it and it is 90% THC). This messed with his sleep cycle and he started snorting coke to wake up for classes. This led to serious depression and opened him up to all kind of demonic attacks. A construction crew found him wandering their site and called campus security who called paramedics. He sobered up in the hospital pych ER and was coherent by the time his brothers arrived 45 minutes after being admitted.

We found inpatient therapy and he was willing to go, but the hospital insisted on sending him in shackles in the back of a police car as an involuntary patient to a facility 1 1/2 hours away from us and his brothers. Our son was never diagnosed suicidal or a potential harm to others. The antipsychotic drugs were constantly pushed as an option for him. He did take prozac while inpatient and stopped once out. Our oldest son graduated with a chemistry degree...
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