I've posted in the past about my sister in law, who is addicted to oxycontin (and percocet and sleeping pills and who knows what else might be in the mix). We've cut off contact with her for many reasons, it's been so hard on her entire family. My mother in law called last night to say my brother in law had phoned her and that my sister in law had a "breakdown" yesterday, so brother in law took her to the ER. All we know is that she was put into a psychiatric bed in the hospital (regular hospital). My S/O tried to get some info out of my mother in law, but she's got a few things going on: 1) She lost her husband at the end of July so her stress level is maxed 2) sister in law stole from mother in law during the time of father in law's passing/funeral 3) mother in law has a head in the sand thing going on in terms of my sister in law. mother in law at times expresses honest fears and a ability to admit how severe sister in law's problems are, and that she feels as we all do, that if sister in law doesn't do something soon, we could be getting a dreaded call one day because sister in law is taking lethal amounts of pills, not to mention the car accidents from this all. Then mother in law reverts to something else entirely and at times (often) can't seem to admit the problem is bad, starts almost glorifying sister in law ("She's such a wonderful person, so together and such a bright life", when reality is even before the addiction to pills, sister in law was a major gambler who bankrupted her family twice, who has left kids to raise themselves and its destroyed her children etc). Anyhow, S/O asked how it came to be that sister in law ended up admitted and if she was going to be asking for detox and rehab help. mother in law responded with "So, is it still cool there, or is it starting to warm back up". S/O was unable to get the topic returned to sister in law. So we don't know anything beyond her being in the hospital. Not for how long, not if she's being honest in asking for real help, not what is meant by a "breakdown" (Which can mean many things to many people). If you could, would you all rattle some beads? This woman is desperatly in need of some serious help. The entire family has been torn apart, her children are a mess, her husband is a mess, she has burned bridges with all 3 of her siblings and all of her friends other than the ones she uses with or buys from. I can't bring myself to believe it is her bottom, but perhaps it is. Perhaps the right people can be in the right place at the right time to get through to her how desperate her situation is.