So..yeah...swim, as some of you may know, had a relapse not too long ago. During this period, I guess swim had dropped dirty for his PO. Now Swim is maybe (though likely) looking at 90 days in county, he has his court date on march 17th. Swim is frustrated because this was a "slip" and not a "fall", and swim got right back onto his feet. He has passed every drug test since, and intends to pass them all in the future.
The thing that really fucks with me is that swim is in school right now, and if he happens to have to go to jail, than all this effort he's putting in now won't matter, he'll have to withdraw. So he's wondering whether he should continue to go to school. But it's not clear, because he doesn't even know if he's going to jail or not.
If a dope fiend goes to jail, he comes out as a dope fiend. This is usually true. What would help swim more in his recovery and becoming a model contributing upstanding citizen? Staying in school working towards his career (which also keeps him busy and out of trouble), or rotting a couple months in jail (where he can learn more ways to do crimes and where he can sit around all day and think about heroin)?
agh. future is not looking bright.