You did not mention how old your son is, but he must be an adult since he has finished high school. I’m also wondering if he lives with you and/or if you’re paying his bills. If so, that is probably a bad idea. The fact that he has access to video games, and entertainment accounts, that allow his binge watching, etc., might be part of the problem. If he’s not paying for them with his own earned money then he shouldn’t have them. The job of a parent is to create a functioning adult who can take care themselves. If you are paying his way, then you may have inadvertently contributed to his problems.
You might try reading books about tough love. There are many available. Though tough love techniques can be difficult, they may be what is needed. You might also consult a therapist to discuss the best way to assist him. It would be good to get the advice of a professional who can analyze your family’s circumstances and advise you accordingly. Good luck with your efforts. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle