Ive seen my son take those bars..believe me they are not making him wild..he has to be taking something else with them..not weed...I know what you are saying my son is our only son, we have 2 daughters.he is the oldest and we spoiled him rotten too....i learned that the hard way. he will spend his entire paycheck in a day then come to me to 'BORROW" 10 dollars...xanax bars on the street are very expensive. at first i was ready to throw him outta here, i thought omg hes just a drug addict, he has no place to go.im glad he doesnt have a gf. anyway, he has been suffering from depression for about a year. he does not have those his and lows like some people have with bipolar, he is extremely moody and his highs are severe agitation,aggresion ive seen him almost turn blue with anger. his lows are depression, where he will go in his room in the dark for days at a time , we will hear him crying. a 200lb man (boy),weeping can break your heart into pieces. his moods change on a dime..not normal mood swings...so finally we all went to see his pdoc with him and we explained this all to him..the poor doc had no idea the kid had mood swings like that..he was just treating him for depression..he told us hes bipolar and put him on a mo0d disorder medication along with an antidepressant...so far hes been off drugs..he knows he cannot take medications like that with pills. he does drink sometimes ..we are working on that. but i know at this age and a social life drinking will not totally stop...we take 1 day at a time and pray alot...try talking him into seeing a pdoc with a specialty in addictions....good luck!