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Re: Anyone can be helped » flame

Posted by gardenergirl on October 12, 2006, at 12:20:12

In reply to Re: Anyone can be helped » Racer, posted by flame on October 12, 2006, at 10:18:29

> I understand that I cannot control his choices. What I can't understand is why I am not able to find help for him!! Whey can't we find some way to get him into a residential program .. whereby they can work with him intensly?

Two reasons come immediately to mind. First, there are not enough beds nor funding available to cover all those who might benefit from residential treatment. Second, your son may not qualify because treatment should occur in the least restrictive environment required. A residential program might be considered too restrictive for your son if he's not a danger to himself or others. What does his counselor or psychiatrist say about your desire for residential treatment?

> Sheriff dept. called again this morning. (So my son says.) Because of his OCD, he is having a very hard time NOT calling them back.

I'm not clear on why the sheriff dept. is calling. Are they calling specifically for him? Leaving messages? Is it indeed a wrong number? If so, has anyone let them know they are calling the wrong number? If they are calling for your son, shouldn't he return the call? I'm very confused.

> Probation .. the other issue .. he is NOT supposed to have any contact with the law in any way, shape or form.

Does that mean he is not supposed to have anymore violations? Or not even speak with anyone in law enforcement?

It certainly sounds like a really difficult situation. Racer recommended family therapy, and I second that. It's also important to make sure you are taking care of yourself and your own health when under so much stress. I'm sure as a parent it's difficult to put yourself first, but remember that airplane instruction: Put your own oxygen on first before helping others. You can't help anyone else if you pass out first.

Take care,





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