I'm Trying To Help My Son

My son started using drugs when he was just 12 years old. His mother and I had no idea until he was almost 16. You may think 'wow what awful parents', but we were fully involved in all three of our kids lives. He was just very good at hiding it and never gave us a reason to suspect him. Over the last 18 months his drug use and behavior have gotten progressively worse. For the last year we have been going through the juvenile court system-he destroyed his bedroom one day and took the car one night without permission, both could be felonies. Since last August he has been to a group home, on house arrest twice, to detention, and to a residential behavior center. The first week of June he worked really hard making up work so he could graduate. He is very smart but hates going to school, but he was able to get all his work made up, and just needed to take a test on Monday June 5th. Early that morning, he borrowed money from his girlfriend, stole his sister's car, already high on weed, Xanax and alcohol, he was attempting to go purchase more drugs, but hit a telephone pole and totaled her car (pic below). Thank God he only had minor injuries. He was arrested at the scene for reckless driving, DUID, Grand theft Auto, and property damage. He has been in detention since. His birthday is in 6 weeks and he will be 18. We have found a treatment center that will take him, and he has agreed to go and that he needs help. He will be there at least 30 and up to 90 days. However, even with my insurance I will have to pay over $8,000 out of pocket and that's not including travel expenses etc. This is my last chance to help him before he becomes an adult. He is currently in detention but the State of Virginia is willing to let him go to inpatient treatment, prior to his trial.


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Earl Miller 
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Suffolk, VA
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