Quote from TazziRN
She has been through therapy for the reasons that she was self-medicating. I don't think it's an issue now. The issue is that she doesn't see anything wrong with being 17 and doing something that she knows is illegal. Granted, she didn't drive (if she's telling the truth about that....not sure yet, investigating). She has been pushing the limits lately like crazy, maybe because she's a senior and is trying to spread her wings?
Another mother of a 17 year old daughter here . . . . .
It is hard. Especially since my #2 son had a near miss with drugs as a teen and now still drinks alcohol.
I would also be suspect about the designated driver . . . kids just lie.
Speading wings by doing something illegal is just dumb. There are many legal and fun ways to do that.
I'm jaded - and don't put up with being made a fool of. I'm a hardcore "tough love" sort of person.
My daughter has been in therapy for lying issues. She got better. Then told a huge whopper.
I don't have all or even some answers for you - just know you aren't alone.
(and we had kids . . .why?)
p.s. I'm taking her to Vietnam this summer - so she can get out of her little mindset that the world revolves around her.