Yesterday I was notified by Matthew by two parents (their sons are friends of Matthew), that their kids were going to Rehab. I sent a text to Matthew asking him if he was interested. His initial response, “F” NO! Moments later he texted, “Yeah Maybe”. Then he texted me “Yes, I want to go”. Then he texted me requesting me to call Melissa (his old counselor from his Residential Treatment Center (RTC)). I called and we had a long talk. Melissa said Matthew was interested in the place that her husband Ross (Matthew’s Residential Director at his Residential Treatment Center (RTC)), went to. It’s a six month program and very expensive. I told Matthew it would come out of his college fund. He said fine. I’m very torn about doing this for him. I wonder if this is just a manipulation so he won’t be homeless. Of course he could have picked a 30 day program but he knows he needs more than that. Matthew posted on Facebook requesting input about what folks thought about him going to Rehab. The overwhelming response was yes. He is in touch with his birth mother on Facebook. She commented that he should grab at this chance and really make a go of it. He said he really wanted it and would do the necessary work as this was his choice. I feel we have to go along with him. Give him this chance. I had always told him we would be there for help as far as mental illness, and rehab. I’m not jumping up and down with joy, as I really hope this isn’t another ploy for him to be taken care of. Of course, I believe we don’t’ have the option to say no.