I am at my wits end and constantly worrying about my 23 year old son. He has a bulging disc in his neck and refuses surgery because he is afraid of becoming paralyzed. He takes alot of hydrocodene and muscle relaxers and clonipin and then mixes them with alcohol. Fortunately he still doesn't have a driver's license because he's been in trouble with the law so much since he was 15. I am so ready for him to quit all of this and I am afraid I'm enabling him, but I don't know what to do. He needs the pain meds, but he drinks and gets out of control. He hasn't been in trouble with the law in a long time and is finally going to college, but I got him a place to live out of our house before the neck pain came up and now I don't trust him in his new place because of the drugs and alcohol. I can't kick him out (which we did do when he lived at home) because he is at least going to college. But my younger son who is clean went there to live with him and can't stand his behavior. It gets me so depressed. 10 years of our lives have been traumatized by this child, who can be awesome when sober. I just want it to end. I don't know what to do. He has so much trauma in his own life that he can't take the pain and so he drinks. Does anyone have any idea what I can do? Thanks, Kas
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