Apologies for the lousy title of my post but after a few days of bliss I'm left upset at ....I'll tell the story. After many years of my son being an addict I feel this time he's really trying to change his life. After his hospital stay - he and his friend are staying in a home close by. Slowly he's changing and I have not seen that person who resembled my son for many years. I'm still walking on eggshells and being guarded as I know it can change at any time. Last week, I picked up my son and his friend and took them to a job fair where 100 employers took part. Not only did I see smiles when I picked them up a few hours later but I was happy to see they put a lot of thought in their appearance and had given out their resumes to aprox 20 employers. Both were successful in their job search and my heart had not been this happy in a long time. The new jobs mean getting up at 6 am, preparing their lunches, clothing , ect for the work day. It means stopping at the pharmacy to get their daily methadone before they head off to work. So far so good. They feel pride at this new lifestyle which is a far cry from living homeless for so long. He's been visiting the methadone clinic for aprox 3 months now. Here's the REALLY? part in my title. I stopped at their clinic today to speak to the drug addictions worker and she as well as all the others in the office were thrilled that the two were able to get jobs. I explained there is a problem as they are required to visit the doctor in order to continue their script but as their work hours are 8-4:40 and it's a new job could the doctor call in the new script? The clinic closes at 1:30. The drug addictions worker and other staff thought there wouldn't be a problem. However the doctor did not agree to continue the script unless they come in personally on Friday. The clinic does not open until 9:30 and they are supposed to be at work at 8 am. So frustrating! They both are doing so well but this may potentially place their job in jeopardy as they now will have to ask their boss if they can both arrive 2 - 2 12 hours late for their new jobs. They both work on the same landscaping crew as a 4 man team. I am now feeling scared they may lose their jobs. One step forward ...2 steps back.