...to be addicted to the feeling of being off your medications? My difficult child has been having a terrible time staying medication-compliant, especially over the last several weeks, which coincides with his spring-hypomania. Looking back over the years, it has always been very difficult for him to stay on the straight and narrow with his medications, but especially at this time of year. He also has what husband and I have termed "re-entry", when he restarts his medications after going off them. This includes rapid-cycling between high elevation and dysthemia, followed by a crash of hours or days, depending on how long he's dropped off the medications. He's always been a sensation seeker, had terrible food reactions which would give him drug-high type symptoms, and he would actively seek out those foods. For a long time, before we got his medications sorted, we used to have to keep those items under lock and key (as in a heavy chain and padlock on a fridge that was locked in another room) if we kept them in the house at all. He's never tried street drugs and can't stand the smell or taste of alcohol in any form, but he's always had that jones, for lack of a better word. So, I'm just putting it out there. Is my difficult child an addict, with his substance being his own unregulated mood swings? What do you all think?