I’m on pins and needles waiting to hear back from a treatment center for my son, Marc. I found an inpatient program that allows him to continue his education without withdrawing… He’s 3 credits short of graduation, and the programs I’ve found in this state expect him to withdraw from school to attend.
As for Amy, his girlfriend, I’m having more difficulty. The school officials are working hard to find a placement for her. I cannot do it because I’m not a legal guardian.
(Oh – did I tell you that after her suicide attempt, her parents dropped her off on my doorstep?)
These two kids need help that I am unable to give. Keep us in your prayers as we (me, my friends/family, and the school) look for a door that won’t slam shut in the kids’ faces.
I guess these two aren’t “bad off” enough to qualify for quality care. Marijuana, DXM and alcohol dependence isn’t enough to qualify them for rehab?! Come on, you’ve gotta be kidding me!
These kids have no IDEA what it is going to take to stay drug-free after the initial desire wears thin. They need help, and will need help in the future.
I KNOW that rehab will teach them life skills that their abusive families weren’t able to teach (my family included!).
Prayers, please. Thank you.