I've been here before but I think my account was deleted due to inactivity. We've been through so much over the last few years I don't even know where to start. The short version is depression... medications... counseling...shoplifting...changed medications a few times... diagnosis bipolar....more counseling...drug use.....stealing prescription medications (anything he can get his hands on) and alcohol from us and family... drug use that we are aware of is marijuana, prescription medications he gets from school or steals, whole bottles of cough syrup.... he has lost 4 jobs and wrecked his car twice. He had a reaction to Wellbutrin & Cough syrup in May and landed himself in a psychiatric hospital for 7 days. In Aug. he became so drunk that his friends literally had to CARRY him to the front door. He see's a counselor weekly, a psychiatrist monthly. He tells his counselor he's not going to stop smoking weed, he doesn't see a problem. I can't count how many times we've busted him with pipes in the house or other paraphernalia. We have 3 other kids to think about. They are seeing him come home drunk, or sneaking out in the yard to smoke etc. We've HAD it!! If he wants to drink and do drugs and ruin his life fine, but he's NOT going to do it in front of his younger siblings who look up to him. When is enough, enough? We are seriously considering an inpatient treatment facility because he is getting SO close to turning 18 and we know at that point we won't have many options anymore. Part of me thinks...eh it's just marijuana, he'll be okay. The other side of me knows because he's gone as far as to steal prescription medications and alcohol from us and friends and family (he's been busted SEVERAL times) there's a deeper, bigger, problem here and he needs serious help. Your thoughts?? He was just busted with a pipe and coming home high on Tuesday. It wasn't even 24hrs after being ungrounded from a 3 week long stint. Today the alarm in his room starts going off at 4 (I'm thinking he wanted it to go off at 4am?) He wasn't home from school yet so I went in to shut it off. I noticed a deoderant bottle in his rabbit cage. I reached in and grabbed it, come to find out it was filled with Marijuana! A pretty big stash for someone who has no $$. I have NO idea where he's getting it. I'm SUPER SUPER ****** that it's in my house. We live in OK and it's still very much illegal here.