My next-door neighbour is a drug-addict and alcoholic. He usually asks me to take him for rides to places because he has no car, and, he watches my mom coming into our house from work. Though, he has not asked me for favours, even though he tells my mom, "I won't hurt Mo.", I would say no to him in an instant, but, the problem is, he gets quite angry if you don't accepts his favours. A little backstory of him, his mom was my neighbour, and, she smoked cigarettes, but, did nothing hard; I used to visit her to see her dog, and, sometimes we would talk. She died of lung cancer on February 2010. Her son inherited the house and her car, which he totaled. I never suspected him of drug use, but, I did notice he drank a lot with his friends before. One day, he asked me to take him to the hospital because he had diabetes, and, I couldn't say no out of the goodness of my heart. So, he was discharged early because he wanted my mom to care for him, so, he was cared, and my mom told me not to open the door for him. A couple months later, he committed a hit-and-run and fled the scene; police were after him and a couple of days before his court date, he lied to my mom about committing suicide and was sent to the psychiatric wing of my local hospital. The police told my mom and I to be careful of him and report him if he does anything unscrupulous. My mom and I are paranoid of him and I hope he goes back to court and is found guilty and sentenced to prison. The worst part of it all, he has a pistol or even a rifle. I talked to my mom and pondered on the idea of training ourselves to use a pistol because I said, "If he wants to play by the gun, then, we can play by the gun too!" I believe people like myself with mental illness should not be allowed to hold a gun, but, that is not law in Alabama. He does cocaine (a hard drug that creates problems), marijuana (almost harmless drug), and, of course, he drinks hard alcohol like vodka and tequila. Drug usage and constant drunkenness has been known to make people unstable, so, I am scared that one day, he might knock on my door, and, if I peek through the window and he sees my eye, but, I don't respond, he will get angry, lose sanity, and start trying to shoot me.