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thread: Parents sharing ecci's with their teen

  1. #19
    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2009
    pakenham, victoria
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    They sound like quality people! those poor kids. if theyre taking happy pills you can garuntee they take downers too, skuzz buckets
    Well done to your son coming home early though


  2. #20
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    wow! you should be mighty proud of your son right now for coming straight home and telling you! The parents need a good kick up the back side for giving it their child in the first place

    i see so many young people come in to work who take drugs and its awful seeing them so high and completely out of it! i had one guy who woke up the next morning and apologised profusely for being such a d*%k the night before. they had to restrain him and shackle him to the bed he was that bad!


  3. #21
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jun 2008
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    That's child abuse. I'd definately dob them in. Friggin irresponsible parents.

    Well done to your son

  4. #22
    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2010
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    That's terrible to read good on your son for doing the right thing.

  5. #23
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    Well done to your DS for being so sensible to come home and tell you.

    That is terrible that they 1 are using drugs in company of children end even worse they are sharing them!

    Hugs hun

  6. #24

    May 2008
    Melbourne, Vic
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    That's child abuse. I'd definately dob them in. Friggin irresponsible parents.

    Well done to your son
    I totally agree.

  7. #25
    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2006
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    Can I just say - Kudos to your son! And to you for raising such a responsible son! I'm sorry he was put into this situation by his friend.

    MG

  8. #26
    BellyBelly Member

    May 2008
    North side, Brisbane
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    Re: Parents sharing ecci's with their teen

    Serious? ! I would report them! !

  9. #27
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    Re: Parents sharing ecci's with their teen

    Dianne . Fantastic that your son felt he could talk to you about this.

    E is bad news. There's a whole cohort of adults around my age that bought into the 90s idea that it was a drug whose only side effect was love (!). But it plugs right into the part of your brain that handles mood regulation & healthy sleep and therefore also memory & executive functioning (ie the vast majority of brain functions needed in order to live a full life). I'm sure there are lots of people walking around now with cognitive deficits wishing they knew back then what they do now.

    It does sound like there is a lot more going on in that family, so it's a fantastic opportunity to discuss with your kids how to have compassion & empathy for someone while still maintaining healthy personal boundaries. xxx

  10. #28
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    Dec 2008
    Brisbane, QLD
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    Re: Parents sharing ecci's with their teen

    Ecstasy literally creates holes in your brain.

    I have taken it. My memory is shot. I dont know if its the sleep dep or the drugs but I am no where near as intelligent or clear headed as I used to be. It impacts my life significantly and affects my self esteem. I also find every now and then I slur my speech a bit - no idea if others notice it or not but it feels like my brain is slow.

  11. #29
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    Re: Parents sharing ecci's with their teen

    That's pretty low. I would definitely report those parents.

    I noticed this thread is 2 years old, what happened with this Dianne?

  12. #30
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    Dec 2006
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    Re: Parents sharing ecci's with their teen

    Ecstasy does not literally create a hole in your brain.

    It is actually trialling as a drug to help PTSD specifically in soldiers.

    There was an incredibly interesting documentary about it done by the BBC recently and aired on tv here. People took the drugs and were monitored. I was very surprised at how safe it potentially was.

    Of course, the actual pills people usually take contain lots and lots of weird and incredibly harmful substances. I believe the pure real MDMA would be very hard to come by.

  13. #31
    BellyBelly Member

    Dec 2008
    Brisbane, QLD
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    Re: Parents sharing ecci's with their teen

    Well thats what I was taught at school. And I'm pretty sure we watched a video about it too. :/

    Whatever. I'm not claiming to be an expert.

  14. #32
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    Re: Parents sharing ecci's with their teen

    I think honesty and truth is so important with children and teens. Telling them untruths about drugs, sex, religion, alcohol or whatever, just to scare them does no one any good. Why will they trust us later if we deny them the truth now.

    There is a reason Class A drugs are classed as such.

    My 37 year old self would be too terrified to take an ecstasy tablet because without analysing it in a lab, there is no evidence of what rubbish is in there - talcum powder, tranquillisers, aspirin.

    I wasn't being rude Calluna, nor do I think I am an expert. I just found the truth about ecstasy very interesting.

  15. #33
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    Re: Parents sharing ecci's with their teen

    Whoops, sorry - I didn't see the date.

    Lenny, I would love to have seen that doco - I'm fascinated by all things neuro. My understanding about the PTSD trials was that MDMA was given as a couple of doses (ie only 2-3 times, max) during several months of intensive psychotherapy. ie, it was more an adjunct to make the psychotherapy more effective, not as a (safe) ongoing therapeutic dosage. Everything I've read about it suggests it's a total load kind of thing - so that higher dosages and frequency and length of recreational use is correlated with a higher incidence of cognitive deficits (and no one knows yet whether the observed deficits are permanent or not). Also, I'd like to point out that there are plenty of other neurotoxic medicines currently in use. Just because medications have a therapeutic application doesn't mean they don't leave behind lasting cognitive problems . But you make a make a very good point that there is potentially all kinds of other nasty **** in street drugs.

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    ETA - I think the hole in the brain thing came from a show on the telly where they showed images of a PET scan of someone's brain who had used MDMA-based drugs. Of course, viewers didn't understand that it was a 3-D picture of glucose uptake in the brain, and not the brain itself. Some areas had no visible uptake and so it looked like a brain shape thing with large chunks missing out of it.

  17. #35
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    Dec 2008
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    I saw that doco on abc late at night a few mths ago. See if you can watch it online MD.

  18. #36
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    Re: Parents sharing ecci's with their teen

    Most drugs in their purest form have some medicinal benefit (in the right circumstances!). The stuff you buy on the streets is not pure, it's cut in someone's backyard lab with god only knows what. Not to mention the lack of accurate dosing, possible side effects, addiction… Anyway, street drugs are bad news. I really dislike the term 'recreational drugs'. It suggests that taking drugs is as reasonable a choice as walking the dog or kicking around a footy.

    I'd be interested to know what happened to this family, too. I'm horrified on a personal level that any parent would give drugs to their child, but sadly, not surprised.

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