a methy situation
October 2, 2012 3:28 PM Subscribe
I just found out my landlord is a meth addict. How worried should I be?
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I rent an apartment in a beautiful building divided into three spaces, sharing the downstairs with another tenant. Our landlord ("Jim") lives in a completely separate space above us -- even our entrances are on different sides of the building. Jim's in his fifties, and is usually friendly, although he can get cranky and hard to pin down. A few weeks ago, the other tenant told me that Jim mentioned his meth addiction. (I believe this; Jim over-shares a lot.) Since then, certain details have fallen into place -- Jim's shady guests, the times he's disappeared for four or five days at a time, his teeth grinding, etc.
Additional details: I don't think Jim deals. I've been in his apartment multiple times, and it's always clean. I don't think he's doing anything to get off meth. He's probably upper middle class -- he owns a few properties in the neighborhood.
If we were talking about a different drug -- say cocaine -- I'd be less worried, but I've heard such horror stories about meth I'm wondering if I need to find a new place to live before my landlord goes off the deep end.
Is there such a thing as a functional meth addict? Or is Jim heading to some massive meltdown?