Hi Everyone. This is my first post, so I thought I would keep it short. I started writing everything down, but it became too long, and I wasn't sure which forum was best to post in. I have a 13 year old step son who is tearing our family apart, and I'm afraid his next stop may be jail. Therapy hasn't worked, so I'm trying to find non traditional ways of dealing with his oppositional behavior, and his seeming lack of remorse for anything he does. I'm pretty sure he's not on drugs yet, but he's slipping away, and it's probably just a matter of time. I think this forum will be a great help to hear what others are going through, and see what's working (or not working) for them. So I wanted to ask if anyone has found a program out there that really helps. I've come across a few internet sites that sell behavior programs "guaranteed" to stop defiant behavior, and they range from $30 to thousands of dollars. I know it can't be as simple as they say, but there must be different ways of handling situations that get better results. Is it worth it to buy these programs, or are there other resources that are better? Thanks in advance for your help.