Hi all - I've been around but haven't posted myself in a while. It's been a long road for us since summer - lots of ups and down - never really knowing if difficult child is trying or not but it seems things have gone south again. difficult child is home now attending the local hs - driving and attending iop. It's been a long road - he is failing 2 out of only 4 classes he takes and barely passing the others - we have discovered he is using again. His home behavior is borderline - he's ok as long as he's not confronted about anything but as soon as he's told no or told he has to complete and show me his school work before going anywhere - the gloves come off. He's a junior this year and blowing his chances for a smooth transition to the next phase in life. He is probably going to be transferred to the alternative program within the next 2 weeks - he barely studied for midterms and either failed them or got Ds at a time when he needed to do as well as possible. The weird thing is he thinks he studied hard and still insists he did. So tonight we will confront him with the evidence we have of continued, committed use - we r going to tell him he may not use the car anymore until we see him trying to change his life - not trying to fool the adults around him. I'm exhausted. My husband says its not even worth sending him to rehab because he is not open to thinking he is causing any of his problems- I think he's right. My difficult child is only 17- so there's no real bargaining chip we have outside of the car. I suppose if he gets to crazy around here we'll take his phone too - it's all a futile effort. Let me be clear - as we take the car and limit his freedoms his reaction will be to stop doing school work and possibly refuse to go to school so here we go again facing the living hell that he will create in our home. We do have an in-home counseling program that comes 3 times per week so at least we have that support. I use many support through school and the community- but nothing stops his self destruction. If we had an extra $80k hanging around we would send him to a TBS for his sake and ours - but who has that?