I've noticed that many of the posts in this section are asking for suggestions from people who are in dire help while in search for help for their friends. I was hoping to start a success story thread. I'll start. One of my old friends was addicted to pain killers and alcohol. After an extended down time and too many interventions to count something finally clicked with him. He call it "growing up." He lost jobs, friends, family, and nearly his life before turning things around. Now he's remarried, has a great job, new home, and his health again. This time it looks like it's going to stick. So, I know I'm short on specifics about his recovery but I just wanted to start a thread here that points to success.