My difficult child is 18 years old, and he is totally destroying his life (and ours) with drugs. He in a senior in HS, and he was recently suspended from school for coming to school high. He smokes weed, and it has been getting much worse recently after his girlfriend broke up with him. I'm sure that he smokes daily, and he has started to take over the counter pills (triple C) to get high. My husband and I have tried to convince him to go to rehab, but he absolutely refuses, and he says that if we take him to rehab he will just walk out. We can not force him to stay at rehab since he is 18 now. Last week my husband and I decided to get tough with difficult child, and we told him that we wanted to admit him to rehab for help, but if he refused our help he could no longer live in our house. He walked out of our house last Monday, and did not go to school the rest of the week. He has another girlfriend who is really homeless, and they both spent their days in fast food restaurants last week, and then slept in the foyer of an apartment complex. On Friday difficult child was hungry and desperate for money, so he snatched a woman's purse as she was coming out of a bank. He then got scared and dropped the purse and ran, and the woman got her purse back right away. The cops found difficult child and arrested him for robbery, which is a felony charge. difficult child did not call us from the police station, and he spent the night in jail. His homeless girlfriend texted me and told me about the arrest, and husband and I posted his bond on Saturday. difficult child is now back at home with us, and he is in school today. He now says that he will go to rehab, but he also says that he knows how to "play the game" so that he can get out of there quickly. He wants to cut down on his smoking weed, but he doesn't realize that he absolutely needs to stop using drugs completely. I have talked to an attorney about the arrest, and he told me that difficult child could be sentenced to 3 years in jail or even to probation. I just can't believe that this is really happening to our family, and this is a nightmare for my husband and I. difficult child has been seeing a therapist weekly, but I don't know if he will really change if he doesn't want to get help for his problems. I was just trying to get difficult child to graduate from hs in a few months, and even that is in doubt now - all because of drugs. I don't really have a question here, but I would appreciate any advice from others who have had difficult child's in rehab. I am going to meet with an attorney today, about the arrest. I just don't know what more that my husband and i can do for our son. We just feel totally helpless right now, and it is so sad that difficult child was on his own for only 5 days, and now he is facing a jail sentence. Thanks for any advice that you have to offer.