A couple of weekends ago, I ran into the older sister of an old friend of mine who had sad news to share. Seems this friend of mine is pretty strung out on prescription meds, going from doctor to doctor collecting scripts and pills to support a serious habit. Shes stoned out of her mind all day, every day according to sis. Ive had the situation on my mind for awhile now and finally decided that, once the board was back up and running (BIG thanks to Mark!, Id put this out there and get some feedback. She and I were pretty close once upon a time, even got romantically involved way back when (OK, I admit it: she was my "first"), but we havent seen one another in at least 13 years, maybe more. Shes been married for several years but only lives maybe an hour or so from me, I think. Now, I fully recognize how egotistical it is to even consider that I could do a damned thing to help or fix this, but the sentimental sucker (self-important arrogant bastard?) in me feels the urge to do something. How ridiculous is that? And for that matter, what could be done in the first place? And how weird would it be for an old flame to pop into their lives out of nowhere after so long? Lots of potential for screw ups and regrets on both sides of this one, huh? Thoughts?