I really don’t know what to do in regard to one of my students. He’s a great kid- when he’s not high! When he’s high, he’s very obnoxious and constantly disrupts the class. I’m not sure what to do because all the love in the world cannot correct a substance abuse problem without other interventions. I also know that an addict has to want help and has to ask for help. I can’t tell him that he needs rehab or that he has to stop doing drugs.
I wrote all that to say that I’m not sure how much energy I have or want to put into him because I have 43 students. I’m not sure if I should wait for him to ask for it or if I should try to help him in his journey to get clean, if that’s what he wants.
I’m really mulling it over at this point. I’m not sure if I have the time. I’ll let you know what I decide. Bye for now!