My son just turned 16 and is out of control. Behavior over the last 2 years include stealing money from my wallet, sneaking out of the house and driving my car (with no liscense), staying out all night, hanging out with bad kids (like himself), likely selling pot and smoking it, pretty much failing school, been arrested once for cutting school and geting high. Consquences like grounding and taking away eectronics is no longer effective. At this point my wife and I have cut him off from money. We are at our wits end. It's effecting our marrage and our two yourger children ages 14 and 7 are effected as well.
My son has been on various ADHD meds since 3rd grade. Currently on Vyvanse. He feels it helps him concentrate but grades are still poor and he barely made it through 9th grade. We've been through 5 therapists, 2 rehabs and getting worse. Most of the therapists diagnosed him as ODD as well.
I don't know what else we can do. We are committed to helping him but every day is so hard. We feel powerless and cannot get him to change. Any advise is appreciated.
We live in South Jersey. Can anyone recommend a strategy that works or therapist, nuero doc or anyone that specializes in this behavior. At this point I am open to anything. Thanks