difficult child was released from inpatient rehab on the 6th (11 days shy from the original 60 he was supposed to stay, but they thought he was ready). He had a rough start to rehab with attitude problems, fighting, non compliance, etc...But once he had been there for a few weeks and "surrendered", he whizzed right through the program. They even put him on the "patient council" which is kind of like a student council, minus the whole school thing. Anyway, since he's been home, we've drug tested him and he's been clean. He is still having normal "teen" issues (not cleaning his room, waking up late, etc...) but I would almost rather have that than the perfect child syndrome that lasts a few weeks before he starts his shenanigans again. He's been going to outpatient rehab twice a week. I am sad over the life he is missing out on because he's done this to himself (going to school, sports, prom, etc...) but I am happy with the progress he seems to have made. Right now, he is working with my husband full time during the day, and trying to keep himself busy at night. He's joined a church rec league for basketball, and through that he has started going to church Sunday and Wednesday nights, in addition to the nights he's playing basketball. We've never been very religious, so I'm intrigued that he is so interested in this now. He's still keeping with his goal to graduate in December, although now that he's home he doesn't want to go to the military. He keeps saying "I had to leave already once, this is where my life is and I'm not leaving again." Now his plan is to stay here and go to the local community college. I hope he is able to stay strong when August comes around and he is back around a not so great peer group. Not much to update, but it seems like it is just because he is home and not causing any drama. I haven't been able to report that since last November!