Hi everyone, I'm new to this but was thinking last night that I truly need some type of support with dealing with my teenage son's drug addiction. This all started about a year and a half ago, he started messing around with cold medicine, sinus medicine, and dramamine. Him and his friends all got involved with this. It all escalated, he started using so much that many nights he was hallucinating, for hours. We spent many nights at the E.R. When I was finally about to get him into rehab, he ran away the first night, he ended up getting kicked out of there for fighting with another boy. He then went to a juvenile detention because his probation officer and I were afraid of what he'd do if he was out. So until another program could get him in, he stayed there. Once he got into another rehab, he ran again. This all happened in a period of 6 months, and when we went to court (since he was on probation for shoplifting drugs, twice) they sentenced him to 3 months in another juvenile detention in order for him to receive drug counseling in a facility where he didn't have the opportunity to run. Well, he didn't get any drug counseling there, they don't offer it unless you're in for more than 6 mths. Anyway, he's due to get out on the 26th of this month. I have out-patient counseling set up, but I'm so worried about everything. I'm a single-mom and work full-time and go to school part-time. I'm paranoid about leaving him alone, I'm scared to death about him relapsing, I can't sleep at night because I'm so worried. Any advice anyone has would be greatly appreciated.
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