While I've been on this journey a very short period of time in comparison to some of you, I want to think I have learned quite a lot. On the topic of addiction and co-morbid mental illness, it's sometimes which came first, the chicken or the egg mentality. Regardless, if your child has a mental illness and you just treat the addiction, they will never be able to stay clean and visa versa. Is this right?? My son was in the Psychiatric hospital for 10 days before we got him into rehab after his attempted suicide. In one of our last family counseling sessions there at the psychiatric hospital, the counselor was asking my son questions, trying to determine if this was more a substance abuse issue or a psychiatric issue and explained he would need to stay there, if it were the later. My son was itching to get out of there and swore it was addiction. So off he went to rehab. He's been at rehab 37 days if I'm counting right. The more I see and hear from happenings down there and things I'm finding here in his room, the more I think he's in the wrong place. I mean, don't get me wrong, they're treating his mental health. It's a duel diagnosis facility, but maybe a psychiatric hospital would be a better place to get to the bottom of things? If that is the case, will the rehab let us know?? I've been sharing things I find and observe along the way with the facility and at this point my son is very, very angry with us because of it. Some of the things he's doing are causing himself restrictions. For example, hiding broken pieces of metal in his room at the rehab just 2 weeks after carving all over his body with a safety pin. Um hello? We are just trying to keep him safe! He's being watched more closely now than the day we brought him there. He's miserable, but not helping himself by opening up either. In fact, he's more shut down than ever. Anyone ever feel this way before? Thoughts?