I know it's been awhile. Taking one day at a time. My son is still living at home and has been working at a landscaping job that he seems to like. Had the usual ups and downs but nothing dramatic. He is on academic probation from the Community College he attended this year. Just didn't try. Swears he wants to go to college and that he has to even when I have tried to talk to him about just working full time instead since school has never been his strong point. Won't hear of not trying again. Took him to the new school he registered with to turn in paperwork and after standing in line for twenty minutes and observing the student population, he decided it wasn't a good fit. Very urban school...nothing that he is use to. Anyone see the movie The Town? This is where the school is located...Charlestown, Ma. The problem is this is the only school he can get to by train from our house. He can't go to the local school again because he can't get Financial Aid due to his poor grade point average. He can if he starts fresh elsewhere. If he doesn't feel comfortable at this particular school, there is no public transportation to another school which would only be train. No buses where we live and the closest school is about 45 minutes away...but no way to get there except us taking him which we will not do again. He does not have a car...I sold it. He does not have money to get anything so we'll see where this goes. What really made me post again was a good friend of his died yesterday while attending a music festival for the day. Nice kid, well liked, went to a University in San Diego. He was 19. He just came back from another festival last week with him and went with a bunch of friends yesterday but my son had to leave early because his girlfriend ended up getting ill. He did not leave with his friend and found out about his death this morning. As a mom I am devastated, but not surprised and only deepens my fear for my own son. Of course, my son thinks he has it all under control, knows his limits and is "smart" about what he does which is a complete oxymoron. I do not know the details as my son left as soon as he found out, crying out the door to be with his friends. Have any of your kids friends od'd and did it make any difference in their drug usage?