Well my not so dear brother has lost his marbles... His girlfriend of 10+ years called me and let me know it is really over, this time. He tried to strangle her again, the 3rd time. She found him overdosing on exctasy, cocaine, oxycontan, and alcohol... she locked the kids in her room and he broke down the door, he passed out again, and then tried to attack the kids, he had the 6 yo hand in his mouth?!?! and was out of it. Then he tried to strangle her. I don't know if the cops were called it does not sound like it! He went to rehab, 21 days later he was using again, and big surprise, attacked her again!!! Now she is "done" and he is suing her for custody, she says that here in Idaho they will not let her leave the state is he has partial custody. I gave her a name of a good attorney. I discussed with her that he most likely has a mood disorder... she also said that he is telling her that if he loses he will kill them all. I have had this fear for a long time now. I told her to document everything and try to record everything. I don't want to get in the middle of this, she has issues also... but what can I do. I told her if she is scared to call us. They live about 45 minutes from us. We have not seen them in over almost 2 years. I just don't get how he is able to hold down a really good job, executive chief at a 5 star place in a tourist town at 2 restraunts and he started one of them. While he is using a lot! He is like the golden boy, nothing ever touches him, my dad is the same way! Everyone else always pays the price! I feel pretty bed for the 2 boys, 1 and 6 yo.