I haven't been on here for several months. Not that everything has been great...just too depressed to even write. Last summer my difficult child (slight mental disability), was stopped for dui 2 yimes within one month apart. Lost his job (that he had worked at for 18 years). It has been a hard painful 6 months. He became depressed, started drinking even more, hasn't found a job, started writing bad checks.....so he went to court last week to "do his time". The court was very lenient on him....4 days was his sentence. He knew for over a month this was his sentence. He acted like it was a death sentence...scared to death, worried, nervous. He decided to drink, the night before court, and also the morning before he went to court. Needless to say the judge was not happy. So, he now is in jail until they do a drug and alcohol evaluation on him. not sure when they will get around to that. So here I sit.....worrying sick about something he brought on himself. He is sure to be evicted from his apartment. His girlfriend lives there too but she is not working either. They are constantly at me for money. my emotions are on a roller coaster ride. One minute I feel hopeful that he will now get some help, the next minute I feel sorry for him, then i am so mad at him, then the next minute pure panic sets in. I talked to his probation officer and he said ...quote, "he was intoxicated when he came to court, and I talked to him this morning (which was 4 days later), and he still doesn't seem to know what is going on". I said, well he is mentally disabled. IQ of 65. He said he wasn't aware. I asked him if he thought he was still drunk after 4 days? so then my next emotion...anger. no one cares....he's just another drunk to them all. I do not expect his disability to keep him from the legal consequences of his actions, but I do get upset when people in authoritative positions overlook his disability. I am heartbroken.