Ask a Psychiatrist and Get Answers to Mental Health Questions ASAP
Do you feel that counseling can be helpful regardless of his desire to participate?
I have openly discussed what alcohol addiction has meant in my life. Do you have any thoughts about taking him to either an AA or NA meeting to gain insight into the lont-term effects of drug/etoh use?
Also, do you have any thoughts about drug/etoh assessment and/or treatment (inpatient or outpatient) for teens. Want to respond appropriately and responsively but also aware that an overreaction can have consequences as well.