Ok so my son who is 19 is Bipolar, and refuses his meds. Instead h self medicates which is common in people who dont want their meds and at his age. He had early onset of Bipolar disorder. We have tried it all. We went to counseling, put him in rehab, an institution etc. Now he is over 18 and I literally have my hands tied legally I cant make him or take him to get help. As an officer told me it isnt illegal to not take your medication. Since he turned 18 things have gone very downhill.
He moved in with his sister. Stole from her so many times she told me he had to go. She has kids I cant blame her. He has been arrested one time for breaking and entering and was so stoned he hardly remembers. I sent him to jail myself for showing up in the middle of the night drunk trying to talk to me about I dont know what. On Memorial day a cop showed up with him drunk again asking if Id take him. I said no. I told them he can go to the drunk tank.
Now he hardly calls, comes over and I do worry. He was also shot a couple months ago while I am SURE drunk or high and shooting birds and such with his other friend whose like he is (same story almost exactly).
My son now says he has a "NEW FAMILY" and we are nothing to him. So I have stopped taking his calls. I say hi and bye. He cusses me then asks for money and I say no. I go to court July 7th to ask the judge to put him in jail or rehab not probation. I think this is what he needs. Am I wrong or right here?
NONE of my other kids are like this at all. I know its the mental illness but what else can I do?
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