I see all of what I have to say over and over in these forums. I am glad (and sad) that I am not the only one going through this. I have a son who recently graduated highschool, turned eighteen, and I feel like I have no control. I would be lying if I said it just started. It didn't. He has been troubled for awhile. I have had him in counseling, psychiatrist, group counseling, etc. since he was about 13. He has been diagnosed with ADHD and clinical depression. At one point he was put on Concerta and Prozac together. It was a disaster. He got extremely depressed and suicidial. Quit all sports, quit caring. He has not been the same since, although he has been off medications for quite awhile now. Just recently I took him for an ADHD checkup. His grades as a senior n highschool were terrible and I was worried he would not graduate wth a low dose of plain ole ritalin he was able to turn it around. He is currently on probation for fighting with an "ex bff" for hitting on his girlfriend. This probabtion includes drug counseling because he tested positive for pot. He did very well the first 3 months of probation stayed clean, etc. now he doesn't care, smokes pot daily. He has already tested positive once and just got a warning. Next time it will be bad. But he doesn't care, he wants his current doctor to prescribe pot for his depression. I couldn't believe it, I stood shocked while explaining his theories. Par for the course, his friends suck. I want to move him to a remote cabin in the woods until he comes to his senses. He has seen all to well what addiction does. My sister died an opiate addict. My husband is gone now because of alcohol abuse. I can't believe he would go down the same road. But according to him, "pot isn't bad. It helps." I don't even know what to do besides let the natural consequence of the parole happen. My heart is broken.