Okay, I'm officially panicking. I usually post on the general and PE boards but this is definitely substance abuse. My son has been self-medicating with marijuana for about six months and it's getting worse. Within the past few days my ex (son lives with-dad not far from me) has found coffee mugs with saucers used as lids, and in the bottom of the mug was a damp wad of Kleenex. He threw the first few away and then yesterday sniffed the tissue to see if it was water (son has tried to germinate marijuana seeds in the past on wet paper towel) and it had a strong solvent smell. One of my son's friends left a backpack at my ex's for days. My ex looked inside and found a strange, jerry-rigged tool: an auto repair type wrench with an elongated head that has a small hole at the top to grab the nut/screw, and duct-taped to the hole was a hard plastic straw, the kind you see in sippy-cups. It looked like something used for snorting. I'm wondering if these kids are snorting ground up OTC medications or huffing solvents, or distilling something on the solvent-soaked tissue. are there websites where I can find out what the paraphernalia is used for? My son looks awful, he's always been thin but he's pale and his eyes always have dark circles, he goes to bed early and seems tired all the time. His dad and I are reaching out to everyone we know about getting himinto rehab before it's too late.