Princenyc, While you make a lot of great points & observations, one thing is certain. The law does not make something right, but at the end of the day the law is still the law. Personal feelings aside, there are consequences for not following the laws, and until people stand up and affect change, that's never going to be any different. I agree that considerations MUST be made for children who need/want to get into rehab. Especially in cases where parents are simply looking out for their own interests and reputations. I find that repulsive, and contrary to good parenting. However, we also live in a vindictive, litigious world, and at every turn medical professionals and, well, really all professionals, must remain vigilant against liability, so I get it, despite it not being what's best. It sucks, but it's the truth about the world we live in.