difficult child just called. He wanted the po's number, told me he was leaving for atlanta to live with his uncle (someone I broke ties with long ago drug use and sells) He said he would have called me sooner but I threw him out. (pushed mom's buttons!) He said he is messed up, he can't get to work he has no where to go. I said if you are ready to change you can come home. He said that was what he wanted, that he would even work at my shop anything I wanted he couldn't live like this. Then another call came in and he put me on hold. My phone disconnected after 10 mins. I called the # back and he said he wants to come home, he has a pitbull puppy and is going to raise pitbulls. We have already visited this idea before and I said not at my house. He said he would call me later he has to go. I called my mom to let her know I heard from him, she called him as well and asked him to meet her. She plans on giving him info about half-way houses, she doesn't want him to come back here. He told her also that he would call her back. I didn't handle that call right. I have read all the responses in the archives but I was taken by surprise and allowed my guilt to take over and let him know he could come home. I don't believe in my heart that he is ready to change, I do believe he is burning his bridges and it is becoming more difficult for him to get around. I am trying to be strong, please any advice on handling futher phonecalls and request? How do I get the image of him living on the streets out of my mind? How do you know if it is the right time to intervine? Do I just go along with the half way housing my mom is suggesting?