Every parent wants the best for their children…to see them happy and thriving. My son was born struggling. He struggled getting through a school day, struggled getting along with others, struggled finding something that he loved or even liked enough to stick with. After his father moved out when he was 9yrs old something broke in him, he replaced struggling with apathy. I haven’t seen my son happy since he was a boy. He tells me he is no longer that kid and has given up hope of ever living a “normal life”. I cannot accept this so I search for both of us. My son has been diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, anxiety, depression and most likely suffers from BPD. He started self medicating daily with marijuana from 14 after the antidepressants and antipsychotics proved to be ineffective and in-fact resulted in numerous emergency room stays due to suicide attempts. He dropped out of school in gr.10 and was completely unmanageable at home. Through it all I looked for answers in the mainstream; psychiatrists, psychologists, CAMH programs, nothing worked.
Just before his 20th birthday I was introduced to Sero through a friend who suggested microdosing psilocybin. I was skeptical as a relatively conservative person who never personal dabbled in psychedelics myself, but I was desperate enough to try anything. After just two doses he told me he could barely feel the effects of his ADHD and was sleeping through the night. You have to understand, for the last 6 years my son spends most of his days in my basement escaping the world only to come out for his part-time job to support his constant pot use. No real plan for his life other than to make it through the day. It has been 2 months of microdosing 100mg every other day. Since then, he has moved out on his own, is actively looking for full time work and for the first time since he was a boy, talks about the future.
I am a high school teacher and work with many kids similar to my son and I think it is criminal that this is not made available to them. Imagine all the kids who suffer needlessly or heartbreakingly, don’t even don’t make it?
If you were to ask me what I want the most in life, it would be to see my son happy and thriving. We now both know that is now possible. Thank you Sero.