My 24yo son was arrested 6 days ago for armed robbery. This is so unbelievable for our family. We do not understand what made him do this. He is in jail detoxing from methodone (shot heroin) and xanax and most likely going through hell. We go to visit him tomorrow for the first time. We have dealt with the addiction and all the resulting arrests, rehabs (he always leaves AMA) etc for the past 8 years. It has been pure hell. The only thing we never did was kick him out. My husband believes his path would have lead him to this anyway, maybe sooner. I have to believe that there are other problems besides addiction that caused him to continue in his downward spiral. He was diagnosis ADD at age 7. On medications through 8th grade. Drug use and trouble started then and has continued. He is verbally abusive to me, sometimes confrontational with his father, unmotivated, but there are times when he seems to want to turn it around. He was even at the police station trying to expunge his records the day he got arrested. Does this make any sense??? He has been arrested 7 times (possesion, underage drinking, probation violation, 3 DUI, hassassment charges and now this) What the heck is going on??? Could he be bipolar, CD, or ODD? I could never get the doctor to diagnosis anything. Many have said he needs to be off drugs for 6 months before any other diagnosis can be made. I just believe something else is going on or maybe it is the effect of continued drug use. Does anyone have any thoughts????