So Peter Pan has been in this terrific program--sober house plus psychiatric services--for a month. He does not want what they are offering; he doesn't believe he has addiction issues, and he doesn't want to live "as a sober man." He wants, of course, the moon--a ticket to Florida, enrollment in a tennis academy, an allowance with no restrictions, tuition paid for college classes that he'll blow off. He is getting none of that; we've told him he is getting nothing else besides this program or the street. The question is--for how long? Our finances can hold out for 5-6 months of this, but if all he's getting is a roof over his head, it's a darned expensive roof. The place doesn't kick people out; folks there will keep working with him, restricting his privileges and basically making life a lot less rewarding but he still gets the roof and 3 squares a day. I have now paid through early December. If he makes no progress and I stop paying then, he'll be out in the northeast cold in December, and most p-docs have agreed that he will at least make a suicide attempt to up the ante. If I keep paying, I'm shelling out long-term savings for my kid to tread water, which seems very foolish. If I offer to transfer him somewhere cheaper--say a sober house without the extras--we just start the cycle up again of his going from place to place always insisting that it's the wrong place. The place he's at says they can also transfer him to a "higher level of care," which basically means a psychiatric ward, which would be his 6th hospitalization in 15 months, with no good outcomes yet. There may be no good answer to this dilemma, but any creative thoughts are welcome!