Re: Advice about a prodigal son needed
"The toughest thing to do when a loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol is accept that there is nothing you can do for them until they are willing to work on themselves."
Absolutely. Been there. My experience is that addicts who stray too far from the support culture go right back to their addiction and find a way to blame the support culture.
If he stays with you or not, you need to ask yourself what can he do to gain your trust? I'm guessing that answer involves the word "years" not the word "days." It's almost impossible for a 22 year old to think in terms of years.
I know he's 22, but you cannot rescue him from his own demons. I'm sorry for your situation and will pray for you.
"Even a bad day at the ballpark beats the snot out of most other good days. I'll take my scorecard and pencil and beer and hot dog and rage at the dips and cheer at the highs, but I'm not ever going to stop loving this game and this team and nobody will ever take that away from me." Roy Tucker October 2010