A friend's sister of mine recently returned from an upper-class rehab facility, called Falcon Ridge
She was sent there for personal issues relating to substance abuse and disorderly behavior, to name but a few...Less than a year and a little over
$60,000 later she came home today under the pretences that she would be a changed person...
Sadly, my friend informed me a few moments ago that he saw her sneak out of the house to a car that was waiting for her....Parents exhausted and in
bed after a long week of preparing for her graduation and welcoming home....Right now she's probably coked up and making up for lost time....
Yet, her parents know she wasn't treated....She's on her way to a halfway house in a weeks time, and she knows it....
A lawsuit is forthcoming.....This man being an incredibly successful lawyer, I'm sure he'll have his way with them in court, regardless of whether
or not it can be truly justified - But then again...He did pay a considerable amount of money for a complete lack of change in her
character....Who’s to be held responsible in such a situation: the parents, the rehab center? I guess it depends on the contractual agreements they
signed – Something he’s no doubt reviewed endlessly….
Anyway, I'm posting this little story for two reasons....A.) These children are spoiled, to put it lightly....The product of wealthy children is
often laziness and ill-content with the mundane life of being a teenager....Know now that if you are a parent in a similar situation with children
whom you spoil and as a result treat you like vermin, they are the fruit of your endless toil....Nothing will change if you don’t…..
And B.) If you want to resolve a family issue, removing your child from the family is not the answer....Regardless of whether you have the $60,000 to
spare or are simply putting them in a rehab covered under your insurance, I've seen many other people treated at the same level - Sucked in and
pumped out just as they were....Only to find that years later, after much debate and strife within the family, they were able to resolve their issues
on a personal level without the use of a rehab center....
I'm sure there are those who have come out of rehab and made a smooth transition into the life of normalcy.....For that, I commend you....But I
don't think enough people place any real thought into these things before they send their children away - It's more a reaction of bitterness and
firm resolve that is underscored by ill logic....And when money is no object for some people, it's often the only choice, because they are too
blind-sighted by greed to make the right choices for other people, even those whom they profess to love....
What experiences have any of you had with such circumstances? I find it incredibly disheartening, if not a bit trite these days....