All indications point to difficult child abusing something. A previous post of mine asked about pen parts found while money was missing. easy child 1 had money taken while home for Thanksgiving. Twice, when difficult child had a friend over, money went missing in the house, so we weren't sure who it was. I gave easy child 1 a lockbox to put his stuff in when he came home for the winter break. easy child 1 put it in his closet, hidden by clothes. Yesterday, when he went to go out to a party, his box was gone. We called difficult child to come home and started searching his room before he came home. We found alcohol and a tiny pipe. We didn't find easy child's wallet, etc. difficult child denied everything. Then, I remembered easy child had asked me where to put his computer keys. I told him to put them in the box. I remembered that I saw a strange set of keys in a shoebox in difficult child's room. I went and got them & they were easy child's computer keys. difficult child said he took the box but left easy child's wallet on easy child's closet floor. Naturally it's not there. He says he doesn't know where it is then, that he didn't take it. This coming Thursday, we have a court date from when difficult child was suicidal and jumped out of our car on the way to the hospital(past post in general), we got the police to help find him and in a rage in the back of the patrol car he did damage and then while struggling to be put on the stretcher, for the ambulance ride to the ER, he bit the officer's finger. difficult child spent 4 days in hospital for psychiatric care but the insurance wouldn't cover any more since he wasn't suicidal anymore. I know we have to call his lawyer first thing tomorrow morning but what would happen from there? He needs help but does the lawyer ask for placement/help to be considered at a specific place, etc? I just don't know what to expect, etc. and any in sight would be greatly appreciated.