My almost 18 difficult child son has been self-medicating with pot for 3 years for anxiety, depression, low-self esteem, and ADD. He finally agreed to Lexapro 3 weeks ago and last Wednesday he lost all control in a way that's completely out of character for him. Got stressed at school and left to come home (common occurance). Then went somewhere and got significantly drunk (not his substance of choice), he then had an argument with his girlfriend on school property - police were called - bottom line, arrested, broken hand, broken spirit, can't go back to school for his last 3 weeks of senior year... but he'll graduate if he does his assignments at home. My son is not ready for the real world and the stress of graduating into it(without coping skills, self-confidence, self-esteem, or slightest of plan). Years of ADD therapy hasn't helped him. Lethal allergies to several medications make him resistant (and me) to drug therapy, he's a wonderful loving person who is well-liked by peers and all authority figures including the police! His principal loves him dearly.... he's off the Lexapro and we're trying to find intensive treatment. Inpatient services are not appropriate - although he smokes pot at least once each day - and has for years. Tried to grow it in my closet even! He is dead set against any program that takes him away from home, but that's the only thing I think that will give him the autonomy and independence he needs (and is afraid of) to start believing in himself. Has anyone had any experience with Wilderness therapy programs? I have been referred to ***** and found ***** online. I am tired, worn out, scared and feeling unequipped to handle this anymore. We argue just about every time we speak to eachother. I'm a single mom and he's my only son... we're very close... but so far apart. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!