I was just listening to a radio show that has, I believe, Senator Gonzalos on speaking of a nation wide Meth awareness campaign being held tomorrow. There will be many speakers at schools discussing the dangers of Meth use. This is the drug that my oldest difficult child is now at State of Texas prison SafeP because of...Oldest difficult child was using this last year when he stole around 10k dollars worth of computer equipment from my husband and a client (where oldest difficult child was employed). It was after my husband found out (a few days after last Christmas) that husband fired oldest difficult child, told his employers what he believed happend and threw our son out of our home, along with filing charges against our son. I picked him up 2 weeks later off the side of the road, took him to an AA meeting, he was told to do "the next right thing". He allowed me to take him to the investigators office the next day and turn himself in. It was hit and miss as to wether he would jump out of the car last minute, he was a mess with nothing to lose but his life at that point. He has been incarcerated since January 11th of this year. He is alive and for that my heart is grateful. We had no idea, when his car came up missing and he told us it was impounded and we couldn't locate it...all the while he had sold IT in one night for this drug. He also lost his girlfriend because of this drug. He will be in state of texas prison safep rehab til at least next July. Then released to an area half way house on 5 years of a deferred felony sentence. Dad hasn't visited him, nor written him. easy child is sad that she can only see her brother behind bars. Young difficult child, 17 is doing better without oldest in the house...but it's still a guessing game as to young difficult child's long term sobriety. However young difficult child has gone with me to jails (before oldest was finally transported to safep) and has seen up close what it is like in adult jail. It is pretty ugly to say the least. I asked him to go as my "bodyguard". Anyway, just a heads up on the Meth Awareness Campaign. It is highly destructive, highly addictive, causes paranoia and can be seen through weight loss, facial sores, lack of sleep and obviously theft, amongst other things. Also, from what I understand, more girls use meth...because of the weight loss. The ages 18-25 are at the greatest risk for using this drug. Hope this helps someone. Here is a link to "Faces of Meth" https://web.archive.org/web/2010062...al/DrugIssue/MethResources/faces/photo_3.html lovemysons ps...I have seen oldest difficult child on a near weekly basis til he was transported down near Houston, we live in Dallas area. I have seen him once at safp prison. I will visit him again weekend after this upcoming weekend. He still has "user" mentality.