Get Help Now!  

  800.815.3910 

  Available 24/7   

The road to recovery starts here! Trusted, confidential help available 24/7. Speak with an addiction treatment specialist anytime. Please call us now at 800-815-3910!




Ex doing drugs?

by Concerned
(Boynton Beach, FL, USA)

I think my ex is using drugs and is high sometimes when she picks my son up for visitation. Am I able to refuse to give her our child for her visitation if I think she's high and can I call the cops and have her drug tested on the spot by police in order for her to take him if not high?

Comments for Ex doing drugs?

Click here to add your own comments

Custody situations very difficult.
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Concerned,

Custody situations are very challenging and as a counselor I've worked with many parents whose ex's are using or potentially using drugs and/or alcohol and seem to be impaired during the pickup for a custody exchange.

Each police department is likely different, but the ones I've seen don't like to get involved with custody issues because because then they're involved is A LOT disputes that they generally don't have the manpower to support.

I would recommend that prior to the situation you stop in to the police station in your area and have a calm conversation with them and ask for their advice as to what you should do. This way you're following their procedures and you can respond quickly if you think your ex is driving while being impaired. If she is not driving they probably won't respond.

You're in a difficult situation that many have faced and there are no easy answers because even if she is drug/alcohol addicted the courts will continue to give her custody of her children. Generally, the focus of family courts is keeping both parents involved with their children, so if they are willing to have custody then they are awarded it.

Good Luck,

Debbie

Click here to add your own comments

Do you have a question or story? It's easy to ask your question or submit your story. How? Simply click here to return to Your Question.





and Finally Remember:

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8






Recent Articles

  1. Pain Killer Detox and Treatment

    Dec 03, 16 09:38 AM

    Pain Killer Detox and Treatment is a description of the treatments you should consider as you go through the process of addiction recovery...

    Read More

  2. Drug Use Intervention

    Dec 01, 16 09:13 AM

    Drug Use Intervention helps to describe how and when to use an intervention to combat drug addiction and abuse...

    Read More

  3. The nightmare hidden behind the nightmare

    Nov 30, 16 09:10 AM

    I was fifteen years old, had never smoked a cigarette, never drank, and I never broke curfew. I was your girl next door and I was staring at a line of

    Read More


Follow on Twitter or Google+