02:37 PM on 04/05/12
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I always like to give my input on the Jonny Craig issue when he comes up, because I'm a recovering alcoholic/heroin addict, idk, I just feel obligated sometimes.
If he turned himself in, went to rehab, and is now living in a structured living environment (aka halfway house) which seems to be the case, he could be on his way to a sober life. I know he's been in and out of treatment before, but it sounds like he really bottomed out if he was hiding out in Canada, with probable stints of homelessness, multiple days without getting high and withdrawing, etc etc. And, the fact that he turned himself in probably means jail time sounded like a better option than whatever he was doing in Canada. There's an old saying in the recovery circle----when it sucks more to use than it is to quit, than it's quittin' time.
Burt could be helpful to him if he's in recovery. The most important thing when getting sober is to surround yourself with others who have been through it and can guide you through the shit show that is early recovery.
There's just as good a chance, though, if not a bigger chance, that he'll slip again and do some more fucked up shit before he dies/finally gets sober. But from the way he does heroin, if he goes back to it, he'll probably die.