My Son Smokes PotBy
Sue Maloy is a mother of three, from a middle class suburban town in California. In her self published book, “The Day I Told My Mom I Smoke Pot,” she reveals the devastation that befell her family after her teenage son became addicted to marijuana. Each of her kids experimented with alcohol and drugs while transitioning through adolescence, but lightning struck with her third child, leveling a toll that no family should be forced to bear. This riveting story will pull at the heartstrings of any parent, and weigh the shoulders of any teen that may be considering a similar form of experimentation. Every person who reads this book will relate to something in their own lives…
Sue recently wrote to us with a brief message for our readers. We will be interviewing her in an upcoming post for the website, and wanted to offer you a chance to submit your own questions to her. Comment to this post, message us on facebook, or email the editorial staff at email@example.com. We’ll be happy to add your question to the interview.
A message from Sue:
My name is Sue Maloy I am the Author of “The Day I Told My Mom I Smoke Pot”. The title of the book came from a paper my son wrote in his freshman English class. The book touches on many subjects ranging from marijuana, meth, cocaine, alcohol, older siblings and their influence, pre marital sex, rehabs, family intervention, parenting, blame, suicide and the main subject of addiction. It is hard to this day to accept that my son is a drug addict. He never wanted to be a drug addict and writing the book helped me to understand how things got so bad.
Through my writing, I was able to see how much I enabled him to use drugs. I am not an expert on any of the subject matters. I am just a mom who tells the story of what happened. I wrote to help me get through some tough times. I self published the book to share with the world the story of how a healthy, happy, teenager just wanting to be cool, experimented with drugs and found he could not stop using drugs.
For many years he never felt he was an addict. He would say that he could stop using when ever he wanted. We as a family never really understood what addiction truly meant. I remember he said the first time he felt a craving for the high was after he had an operation on his ankle. I think he was 14-15 years old.
The book is very easy to read. I am not a professional writer and did the best with what I could afford to pay for publishing. My hopes in publishing the book was that teens would read it and just have a better understanding of what a parent is thinking and that we as parents can only guide you that you must take responsibility for the decisions you make in life. For parents, old and young, who read the book I would hope that they could see from my mistakes that trying to control and protect our kids can go too far. That we need to let them take responsibility for the decisions they make in life. Hopefully older siblings who read the book would see that your younger brothers and sisters look up to you and want to be like you.
I would hope my book brings more awareness to a family, and in school, or churches to make it a priority to talk with teens about addiction, not just about drugs and alcohol. If you have addictions in your family history, talk to your children about them. Let them be aware that it runs in your family and talk about it and read about it so you can educate them a little better so they have the upper hand if they ever begin to feel a dependency to drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, shopping, spending, what ever the addiction may be.
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If you can’t wait for our interview, you can purchase the book directly from Sue’s Website.