Last night my 22 year old son was so anxious that he thought he needed to be hospitalized (He was hospitalized in June this year and July last year for pscychotic break.)
He was accepted into a mental health day program that is 3 hours a day when her first got home from the hospital a month ago but didn’t want to go. Now he is smoking pot, drinking several beers and smoking cigarettes and still anxious. We called the program director and he is going to re-assess but says that since Nick is using, he needs to do the substance use program before he will benefit from the mental health program.
Our son says the substance use is not a problem and that it is our disapproval that makes him anxious.
We can’t really force him to do the program since he is legally an adult but allowing him to smoke and drink as much as he wants at home does not seem to be helping. At least he is still taking his meds, but he says he would give up the substances if the meds worked and he feels they don’t work enough.
We are confused as what to do, we don’t want to enable but want to be supportive.