I'm feeling kind of depressed cuz my 20 year old niece may be on drugs. She's lost about 30 lbs. recently and has come over a couple of times. looking for something to drink and eat. She doesn't eat much though. She seems to be between jobs right now...don't seem to hold 'em for long. She talked freely the other night about how she has used drugs before, mostly ecstasy and weed. She claims she hasn't used any since April. "Mia" has had a problem with lying for a number of years now, even about inconsequential things. It's like she's a pathelogical liar. As she sat here in our living room, she kept twisting up her mouth. She said that it was because she has wisdom teeth coming in and so her mouth hurts...she went to our cousin's house last night at 1 a.m., waking them up, saying it was an emergency. When my cuz's hubby left the room, Mia hit up my cuz for $20.00 She claimed that her debit card wasn't working... My cuz told her that she didn't have any money (true, but even if she had, she wouldn't have given it to her). After Mia left, my cuz's hubby said that he believes Mia is using coke. He noticed the way she was doing her mouth and since he was once a coke user himself, he said it totally believes she's using as he used to react the same way. Mia has borrowed a few dollars here and there from us (me and my mom) and never repays it. We don't ask for it back because she'll just lie and make up an excuse. We try not to give her money, but we will give her a meal. Has anyone else have any experience with drug use, either personal or a loved one? Does this sound like a cocaine thing to you?
Even if she is on drugs, we are extremely limited as to what we can do. She has always been such an independent person and her parents have no control over her...they didn't even when she lived at home with them.