...they recover from (I'm assuming he's going to, this time) a crystal meth overdose? Hi, it's your fairweather friend, blackgnat. Just woke up to an email from his ex girlfriend's ma. Sayng she had just taken him to the ER because he'd overdosed on crystal meth and had been throwing up all day. She said he was in pretty bad shape. The email had been written at 1:50 this morning. Anyone who recognizes my user name knows my story-it's the same as a lot of your stories. If I posted all the shenanigans, I'd never be off the computer, but in the last month he'd been in and out of psychiatric wards, back on the streets, had a HORRENDOUS bad trip on crystal meth that convinced him (haha, I believed him!) he'd never do it again, back to his doctor, on new medications, great schedule, realistic possibility that he could get into a great program even BEFORE March. Things are looking up! Attitudes are sharpened, positive, almost hopeful! Goes to "the mountains" near Boulder (when he's beefing about not even being able to stay warm in the city) with some "buddies" and don't hear from him for 5 days. Comes back, sounds great. Ready to set the wheels in motion today, with the help of exgfs' ma , who has all his papers. Then this. So IF he is okay, do I rip him a new arsehole? Because that's what I want to do. Give him a stern talking to? Well, that's never worked before. Tell him how much I love him and am so glad he's alive? Well, THAT hasn't made a damn bit of difference because he's not thinking about ME when he's doing meth. Tell him goodbye, son , I don't know if you'll make it next time?