I know many of your kids have gone off to rehab, sometimes multiple times. What kind of aftercare did you provide for your son/daughter? Did they go back to their old school? If not, where did they go? Ultimately, what seemed to work, what didn't? husband and I are actively trying to plan for our son's aftercare. Of course we don't know when he will be released, but we want the days in rehab to mean something and be as successful as possible when he gets out. On Friday, we visited a private school for teenagers that have completed treatment so they don't have to return to their former school and using friends. The program sounds amazing and not only can he graduate with a diploma, but they include counseling both private and group, AA meetings, alternative peer groups and planned social activities so they learn how to have fun without using. They keep them busy from sun up to sun down. Seriously, some of his days he's immersed in recovery from 8:30am to 8pm. He's not going to have TIME to get bored! Of course, it's very expensive and we don't really have the money to pay tuition. Also, even if we can come up with the money, they only have one spot open and difficult child is still in rehab. Not exactly ready to start tomorrow. Anyway, I just wanted to get your thoughts, recommendations and suggestions on aftercare. OH!!! On Friday when difficult child got his weekly phone call, he came clean to my husband as to where we could find some of his "stashes" that we didn't know about in the garage and & bedroom. We were thoroughly impressed as he did this completely on his own. I think this is a huge step in the right direction!