15 yo DS has been spiralling for over 3 months. Staying out late, refusing to follow simple rules, cutting school, no drugs or smoking, thank goodness. Police called for running away. No consequences have made a difference. I am looking at residential treatment again. He was in it for several years from 10 yo to 13 yo. Now he's 15, stealing any money he can get his hands on, panhandling or doing who knows what to get money in the community, lying for any and all reasons. Extremely manipulative to get something he wants, and then turns on me within minutes of getting a treat, or whatever it is that he wanted. I feel as if I am almost out of time to help him turn towards a healthy lifestyle. But therapist keeps pressuring me to NOT have him go to residential. Therapist keeps denying the seriousness of the stealing, lying, junk-food addiction, and manipulation. I feel that now, at 15, if we don't do something drastic, he's going to end up being one of those adults who blame the world for his problems, and live in misery without being able to sustain or nurture relationships. His recent neuropsychologist & psychiatric evaluations confirm that he has Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, and PTSD from childhood trauma. Also insecure attachment. Adopted at 3 years old.