Our expert says:
If this woman is receiving prescriptions from any doctor(s) for that amount of morphine daily, then the situation should be reported to the police for investigation. Nobody should ever prescribe morphine ( outside of specific uses in hospital, eg after surgery ) except for someone in severe pain with terminal cancer ; and if the woman is recognized as a Morphine addict, it is highly irresponsible to simply feed the habit, and she should have been required to take part in a proper drug rehab program long ago, rather than receiving such prescriptions.
I understand the difficulties a child / young man might experience if pressurized by his mother to lie to cover up for her addiction, bu this wouldn't usually lead to him becoming a "compulsive liar", lying about other matters.
Couples therapy may be worth trying, but he surely also needs some individual therapy to clear up the remaining areas of misconduct you describe.
His lack of education will indeed be a significant handicap at present --- but there is no reason why he can't remedy this. He should get ANY legitimate job he can, to get used to the whole rhythm of work, and the process of responsibility and working, and he can then strive to move to ever better jobs. Meanwhile, he can check with his local Dept of Education, as there are supposed to be programs for former high-school dropouts to drop back again and resume and complete their studies, as well as adult education programs. If he were not prepared to just accept his situation, but prefered to put energy into putting things right, the situation may indeed be remediable. But most of the work will have to be done by him, not you, even though you could facilitate or encourage it.
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