18 year son ran away from home stealing and doing drugs

Philomina - posted on 07/23/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )




my son is stealing and doing drugs have tried helping him but he can stay 2 weeks at home then run away ,he can come showing he want to change but one minute he is stealing groceries


Dove - posted on 07/23/2016




He is 18 years old. Tell him that you love him, but will no longer enable his behavior and he is no longer allowed to stay in your home unless he is willing to commit to a rehab program. Get him a backpack w/ a few nonperishable food items and the number to a homeless shelter... and let him live his life.

HOPEFULLY he will soon come to realize that drugs are stupid and he's destroying his life... but you can't make him change. He has to want that for himself. The more you keep letting him move back in... the more he will keep using you.

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