I am in need of some input regarding my now 18 year old difficult child. The latest is that she has been living on the streets and is doing Meth and word has it Cocaine and god knows what else. I have had no contact with her since the 6th of March. My thinking was that knowing that she has really never been gifted at getting away with things that her time on the streets would be shortlived either by her simply coming to her senses or by getting picked up by the local police. Well neither has happened so far but I have been pondering calling the police dept and giving them heads up that shes been trolling the community and is doing Meth. You see all of the police officers know her as the decent person she used to be because she was a police explorer. Recently I have learned that she had taken a lightbulb from a friends front porch that is used as an aid to ingest Meth. Just learned last night that a lightbulb is considered to be drug paraphernalia. I also have been told that she has helped herself to ciggarettes that were left on another porch of somebody that we know. Regardless of how minor these two things are I see at as leading to bigger things as far as her breaking the law and wonder if I should try and head it off before it gets worse. She has already been given the opportunity to go through rehab but opted not to. I truly believe in tough love and as a parent know that enabling a troubled difficult child (Like in my case) is not the way to go along with knowing that some will have to hit rock bottom to even have that wake-up call (Although its no guarantee). I say this also knowing that its wise not to always rescue a person in certain situations as well. Although tough I have continued my everyday life anticipating that one call from either her or the police dept hoping that she would get the desperately needed help. Geeze I really did not think that she would be out there for so long. I guess what I am asking is should I speed up that (possible) wake-up call by alerting the local police dept before the worse happens. Or just keep doing what I'm doing?