difficult child signed the release. Likely coming back next weekend and then starting partial hospitalization. Asked if we could go get his license back. I asked if he planned on driving to see anyone he used with...oh yes...two...call them H and J. I say no way. He says I just wanna go see H for 5 minutes. I'll meet him at the gas station near his trailer. Later he says H is letting a murderer live with him and how he talked to H from rehab...H wants to go to Celebrate Recovery with him, and how H may die without help. (cue violins) We agreed 5 minutes. Gas station. Period. And if H wants to go to CR, it won't be in a car I own. J is an alcoholic where difficult child used a lot. Asked difficult child to seek his counselors opinion on this. You know I'll talk to him about it myself. In fact, I am going to ask that we set up house rules with their mediation before difficult child is released. The highlight of our talk.... difficult child...i just wanna make my own decisions. Me....trouble is, I have to write the checks. When you write your own checks, then I'll stay quiet.