Hi Tangman, I am glad things are looking up. Since her mom kicked her out, I am sure she is glad that she has a place to stay. I am assuming you plan to keep her informed on the good progress so that mom doesn't worry too much and perhaps get into another fight. I also assume that your girlfriend doesn't know that you told her mom everything. You seem to have your friends trust now and if mom slips and tells her who told her the truth, your friend will feel betrayed. That shouldn't happen if you keep mom up to date on the good progress secretly. By the way, that cleansing thing doesn't work. It is an urban legend. My grandson did the very same thing and failed his drug test. I know that she is in a very bad situation because if she calls in sick, they will probably fire her. However, there may be a way to get around it if she is serious about cleaning up. Usually employers have drug programs with their health plans. If an employee comes in and voluntarily signs up for help and counciling I believe that they cannot fire them for that reason. It is when they test dirty and are found to be on drugs that they are fired. Someone could call the company anonymously and enquire. The only other option is to call in sick until she can test clean. That could take a couple of weeks. The tests nowadays are very sensitive. They do have test kits in the drug store. Don't get me wrong. I am not trying to suggest that she try to fool the system. I am merely saying that if she is serious about cleaning up, she should be given the chance without loosing her job. If she is forced to voluntarily sign up this might be the best thing that could happen. Now she might have to get into a program. She can always get a job. She only has one life.
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