First of all, based on everything you wrote, he is doing heroin. That is probably the hardest drug to kick, and you are right he is an addict. Unfortunately, I have a bad feeling you are going to get played again, and nothing good will come of taking him in. Do you or he have the resources to go to an inpatient rehab. He needs help from outside his family, and he needs to get away from his friends that do drugs. I would definility recommend an out of state 90 day inpatient rehab. That i think is his only true chance to successfully kick his habits. Good luck.
ps. go the addiction substance abuse forum. There are tons of great people with great advice in there.
my son is a herion addicts he has been using for about three years he is 23 it started after a accident in which he crushed his feet. he has in trouble with the law he is currently in jail, for 160 days he wants us to get him out and tells me he will go on suboction and attend meeting and go to see a phycologist. He has not every talk about his accident and want to get some help. do I get him out or do i leave him in jail? will jail help him or make it worse do I get him out and get him the help he needs.
My son has been going through a tough time these last couple of years.It started in grade 7 and continues in grade 8 if not worse now.All his friends and I mean all (his whole class,not exaggerating) is smoking,drinkig and most of all smoking pot. I am shocked at the early age that this is starting at. Even more scary then that is that it is happening as early as grade 9 entering highschool (which my son will be going to in Sept.) They are experementing with cocaine,ectasy (snorting ectasy) and in some cases heroine! Oh and by the way they are also dealing it. Regardless to say I am terrified!!! One thing that I am really proud of is that my son talks to me about pretty much everythng,who does it,who got caught and is suspended from school. Also the peer pressure is worse than ever now. He was staying away from all that (as far as I know) and would turn it down,make exuses like we talked about,heading home or use me for an excuse to come home when his friends were doing it (mostly weed and smoking that is) he was making good choicies and I was so proud of him and would let him know it. Then he came to me last year feeling horrible and ashamed because he had tried a cigarrette at his friends one night when he slept over. My heart sank but I listened and we talked it out calmly.Now it's gotten worse with his friends they are really at him to smoke a joint and he just confided in me that he has smoked a cigarette here and there to get out of smoking pot. Of course we had a big discussion about it and he feels ashamed about it ,he wants to move,he's wanted me to ground him to get away from it.I know he needs a new group of friends to hang around but like I said it's literally everyone except a couple girls. I don't know what to do....I mean he confided in me.....it's like a cry for help...and he is ashamed about it....do I punish him?...what is a good punishment for that? I want to help him....I'm at a loss for words.....anybody at all know what to do or has experienced the same thing.?