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Heroin has taken my son

My son started taking drugs in college to cope. He has a genius IQ, is very talented and has one year of college left. He became a slave of heroin as it is cheaper than pills. He is sitting in jail now awaiting his fate. No mention of his addiction in his record, just petty theft. This means no help for him with the reason for his actions. His court appointed attorney said they want to throw the book at him, metaphorically. Help for him has not reached our court system. I am at a loss, and heartbroken. I am wondering if the newspaper is my only recourse. Is there any source here for parents struggling with this? This is a perfect example of incarceration, not help.