I think you have gotten some very good advice. It is hard when they are at that age. All you can do is try to convince him to get into counseling. You can give him ultimatums, but I would be afraid that he would react badly to that.
Knowing that you love and worry about
your children no matter what age they are, I think it is safe to say that we all struggle with this. Especially when they are getting to that age where they are going to be going out on their own soon. I wish you success with getting him to counseling. I am sorry for how he is coping. We aren't suppose to discuss illegal drugs here on the forum, so I can't get into that. Keep trying to convince counseling. Try to get him to
open up and talk about
There are crisis numbers in our depression resources. Feel free to see if there is anything that can help him or you in there.
Take care, keep posting.
here is a site that I found...
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