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Hello and thank you for your question.
Why do you feel that the dr. may not give him meds now?
Okay, I understand your concerns and frustrations. You just want to do what is best for your son, and get him the help he needs.
I would definitely have him see the doctor and let the dr. talk with your son. He may decide to go ahead and prescribe him some meds. for the ADHD. Often times, people will start to self-medicate with illegal drugs as a way to manage symptoms, so you're right there is some irony there. However, the doctor also knows that if your son is abusing drugs or addicted to drugs that he first needs to be clean and sober, before any medication is effective. Basically he is telling you that he needs to see him in person to make the assessment. So I would take the wait and see approach. And if you can, go with your son that would be good too. What the doctor could do (is he is willing) is to prescribe the meds. for you son, as long as your son also promised to get treatment/counseling for the drug abuse. This is a possibility and the doctor should have some referrals that he could give to your son to see about therapy for the drug abuse. So perhaps a compromise and multi-treatment approach is what could happen.
You could suggest that to the doctor too. All the best to you. Please click ACCEPT button for this info. Thank you.
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