jailed child

Joyce Lee - posted on 02/12/2014 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Have a 17 year old in jail it drives me crazy

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/12/2014

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So, what stupid choice did he make?

And what are his plans to improve himself so that he does not continue to make the type of choice that got him arrested?

I'm sorry that you are going crazy because your son was arrested. Perhaps it would be advantageous for you to look into his behaviour, and check into what counseling, etc, he's going to need to complete. It will give you something to focus on and an outline for what steps need to be taken upon his release.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/12/2014

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Well, it's going to be a long road, honey, and I'm sorry.

Have you checked into Al-anon? Its support for family members. Its a good idea, and a great way for you to have a local source of support.

Also, I'm fairly certain (but not positive) that one of his conditions will be to get and stay sober, and perhaps attend AA meetings as well. You can start sourcing those, so that when that part comes up, you'll have a list to refer to.

He is going to need to realize that he needs to get sober. Until he gets there, all you can do are temporary measures. I'd say PM me, but we don't have that 'privilege' on this site any more, so if you need me to, I can administratively PM you, and then you can respond to me via that.

Joyce Lee - posted on 02/12/2014

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Hes mostly addicted to marijuana and alcohol but hes does all things things ive never heard of

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/12/2014

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Ok, here's the deal with that. He's not going to be successful at rehab until HE commits himself to it. He'll go through the steps, but he will not be successful, truly, until he's ready to do it.

So, since he's going to be on probation, most likely, and he's still a minor, you may be accountable for his actions as well. Make sure that you are well versed in what his responsibilities are during his probation, and that he is fulfilling them. If he's not, he'll be locked up again. Keep that firmly in front of him. If jail has scared him, that will help, actually, because it will be an incentive for him.

What's his addiction?

Joyce Lee - posted on 02/12/2014

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Well he has a drug addiction he was caught with marijuana I have put him in rehab twice he tries for a lil while he knows the steps he just dont follow them

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