This is not my first post, nor am I an addict. Yet, I struggle with the affects of loved ones ( I have several) being an addict in my life. Quite frankly, I feel my emotions jumping on a daily basis. Sometimes I am okay; other-times, I am short and probably too blunt with my responses. Although, I have eluded to some of my loved ones challenges with addiction, today, I am ready to share some my story about my autistic daughter, a young adult in college. It was just an ordinary day, until I received that phone call from the county jail. The charges possession of marijuana and mushrooms. For those of you that do not know, the charges for a controlled substance is of a significant consequence. The bond was huge (in my world), it was bye bye to the car (impounded due to the War on Drugs), fortunate to get back (another big fee), add in the cost of an attorney, throw in additional therapy sessions, and it rocked the finances. Now, I mention the money, not because I resent the cost. My husband and I would do anything for our children. We would never go the route of Tough Love and let our child sit in jail or worse yet go to prison. I write about the money because just maybe it will help someone think about the risks involved and help them to either get help for their addiction or remain clean. I think this is enough for this post. I guess, my question is would you or have you bailed out a loved one from jail?