My son was discharged from the detox facility on Thursday and his whole demeanor, behavior, personality and overall attitude seems 150% better. At the time of discharge he was accepted into their 30-day residential rehab pending a bed coming open this coming Tuesday. He tried to go back to the sober living home he had been staying at when he had his meltdown a couple of weeks ago that landed him in the psychiatric ward, but they wouldn't take him since he would only be there for a few days before he left again for the rehab. With misgivings my husband and I said he could stay with us for those few days. It hasn't been exactly great but it hasn't been terrible either. Since Thursday he's been to at least one meeting every day (as far as I'm aware) and he told me yesterday that he went into a little Indian-run convenience store for something and saw pipes and paraphernalia for sale, which triggered him. This was a huge trigger; he told me he almost bought a pipe...but then walked out of the store with only the soda he went in for and resisted the overwhelming urge to go use. I was so proud to hear that. Maybe that means that if he resisted this time, it will be just a tiny bit easier to resist the next trigger, and so on. He's also been checking in with the rehab every day, and when he called them yesterday they told him a bed was available sooner than anticipated and he could come today! It's located about an hour or so from here and his recovering alcoholic friend that has been so helpful drove him there. He'll also go pick him up at discharge. (But he told my son if he leaves early or gets kicked out he's on his own to get home) I can't get too excited with his previous failed rehabs and sober living but once again I'm cautiously optimistic, or as I call it pessimistically optimistic. I'm just praying that this time he'll stick with the program and that the program will stick with him once he's out. I'm also praying that he can get into a recovery home right away or ASAP after discharge. It's a little ray of hope in the midst of this huge dark cloud but I can't get my hopes up too much. Just have to see what happens over the next 30 days and immediately after. But it's something.