Don't know what to do anymore
My son is 28 and has a long string of trouble with the law, all stemming from drugs and alcohol. He recently was sober for 18 months (we think) and then started using again. He is currently in jail for 3 months and then will be sent to a 90 day rehab.
He is very emotional. We are truly guilting of enabling him. We don't want to throw him under the bus but do want him to face the consequences of his actions.
He has asked us to send him books and put money on his account while in jail. We did this but then thought more about it and said no. He lost it...got very emotional and said he is so embrassed and he is the black sheep of the family. He feels he can no longer be a part of the family and will never call us again.
Good Lord what was that all about. There have been suicide attempts in the past. I did send him a book after this call because I don't want him to feel totally lost and that we don't care.
I'm thinking about helping him get back on his feet when he gets out but am going to seek a professional advice on how best to do this. Anyone got some suggestions?