Hello, I haven't been on for awhile and was last on the under 18 forum! My bi-polar,ODD 17 1/2 year old son(18 in May) was in 2 residential,group home type settings(16 months 1 time, 18 months last time) and here we are!!! I made my last ditch effort for treatment for him before Christmas, went for yet another screening, they sent him home, next day I had already had an appointment. for a psychiatrist. He went, didn't want medications, but took a sample packet. Took them sporadically, but not enough to do any good. I signed him out of school, signed up for adult school, doesn't go. Has a job at a gas station now, using marijuana because last hospital screening showed pot in system. And I suspected as much anyway. My question, when he turns 18, he has to go. My mom has some money(which I have control of) saved for him. I don't want to throw him out on the street, but will rent a room or something for him. Don't want it under my name though. Has anyone done something similiar? I have been through it all, he doesn't want help, and he disrupts our lives, I have no choice. Anyone throw their child out, and how did you do it. I have to wait until he turns 18, our youth and family services is strict, will be at my door if I do it now!! Thnaks.