Okay, first of all, do you realize that the picture you've posted could be a huge trigger for a recovering addict? :) Just sayin. You should absolutely give your friend a second chance. A person doesn't relapse because they aren't serious about getting clean. Addiction is a disease, whether people choose to believe that or not. Getting sober in a controlled setting like rehab, as hard as it may be, is still the easiest part. The hard part for your friend is staying clean once out of the facility where every day triggers can be overwhelming. The fact that she reaches out to you is promising. Sick people NEED healthy people in their life at all times during the recovery process. Everyone deserves a second chance, even a 3rd or 4th as long as they keep trying, as long as it isn't having a negative impact on your life. This doesn't mean to enable them. As one of the other readers stated, set boundaries, and stick to them. That seems cruel, but you can't help a sick person if helping them is dragging you down. Many times, the only chance an addict has of getting clean, and turning their life around, is when they hit rock bottom of the rock bottom of THEIR rock bottom. And as long as they continue to have help, WHILE THEY ARE USING, they won't see any reason to quit. But as long as they are staying clean and making that effort, of course you want to be there and be a strong part of her support system. I lost my kids 4 years ago next month because of drugs. That was MY rock bottom. Did I relapse, yes I did. Did I try again, yes I did. If I hadn't had my family, and my friends' support, there would have been many more relapses, or none at all because I may have just given up and kept using. If you're wondering, I did get custody of my kids back. I got sober, went back to work as a nurse, paid for an attorney, and fought tooth and nail to get my life and my kids back. So just always remember that your friendship and support is more vital to her than you realize.