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Jun

Michael Douglas’ Son Working Through Reported Drug Relapse

Cameron Douglas

Michael Douglas’ son Cameron violated the terms of his probation after being released from federal custody in March, as he was caught with marijuana in his system back in April, it has been reported.

The 38-year-old was sentenced to five years behind bars for possession of heroin and selling methamphetamine back in 2010, but had his term extended a further two years after he confessed to smuggling drugs into the impound.

The reports go on to claim that more testing was done and a third test then came back positive for marijuana.

Despite this though, the website states that the probation officers were sympathetic towards Cameron and said that “relapse is all part of the recovery process”.

One of the officers said, according to the reports: “We would like to provide Mr. Douglas an opportunity to be in the community to see how he responds to setbacks.”

Cameron’s lawyer Ben Brafman is also said to have told the judge that his client is seeing a psychiatrist because he is suffering from “post-traumatic stress disorder” due to his seven-year stint behind bars.

The lawyer said: “His period of imprisonment was horrific,” adding that he was “subject to terrifying treatment”.

Michael shares Cameron, his eldest son, with ex-wife Diandra Douglas, who he divorced in 2000 after 23 years of marriage.

The Fatal Attraction star has been relatively open about his son’s battle with addiction and told PEOPLE shortly after his initial arrest that he was “holding up”.

“It’s a very difficult situation and painful, as I’m sure any mother or father of a substance abuser knows. So we’re doing the best we can,” he said at the time.