Maxi - posted on 06/02/2012 ( 42 moms have responded )
I need help ! My 16 year old son is out of control. He was diagnosed with ADHD when he was much younger. We have been to therapy and counelling for most of his life. He currently has charges for drugs, violence towards me, and damage to our home. I believe he is stoned (marijuana) 24/7, no longer goes to schooll, comes and goes as he pleases, smokes pot in his room, and it goes on. We have taken away his cell phone, we do not give him money (I suspect he is even dealing in drugs). Have contacted Child and Family Services, and we could put him in a group home, but they strongly advise against this. We have been told that placing him in a group home could only make it worse for him. He was already placed in a foster home for 6 months due to his violent behaviour towards me. I love him to death, but we can't continue to live like this. He is running the show and our lives. We even looked at kicking him out of the house, but we would still be financially responsible for him until he is 18, and would have to find a place for him. Please do not suggest to talk to him, or try to work it out and reason with him... been there, done that !