Help my son is in rehab, but still denies problem. Trying to hold on but running out of hope
(Camargo Illinois United States)
My 16 yr old son is currently in rehab. 2 days in and he is saying he has anger problem not drug problem. I know because of drug testing at hospital he has not used pot in 30 days, but has used prescription pills more often than prescribed, even crushing and snorting them.
He hit rock bottom or so I thought and we put him in hospital for 2 weeks. They got him off all prescribed medicine and got levels good with mood stabilizer. It seemed to help. After hospital he entered rehab center, still saying he does not have drug problem! Stated he would rather go to hospital or jail, as he is on probation.
Is this normal for an addict?
Is there any hope he will admit to his drug problem, so he and our family can heal?
Trying to hold on but very hopeless right now. We have tried life skills counseling, family therapy, and outpatient rehab counseling. All this before entering hospital 3 weeks ago.
My son has lost so many things from friends to school and sports. He was a great athlete and prob would have gotten scholarships, but that is all gone now and he still denies a problem. If he doesn't complete all recommendations of rehab he will be facing time in detention center.
My heart has been broken by all this in last yr. Afraid he will walk out of rehab center, as he is voluntarily there and it scares me to death of thinking he could be back home. More sleepless nights and tons of worry and fighting.
God only gives us what he thinks we can handle, but I feel like my family and I can not handle much more. Please answer back, as I am at my end.