so my parents split when i was less than a year old. they were both into drugs.... my brother turned in my mom when i was in 4th grade, she went in a rehab house for 3 years and got us back right when i started 7th grade, shes been clean and has done very well. My dad on the other hand has been in and out of jail his whole life, has no liscence, and has done drugs his whole life, he is the picture purfect tweaker at 6'1" and 145... i've given up hope on him because if he wouldnt stop for his parents, wife, kids, then theres no pushing it. so i havent spoken to him for 2+ years. Well i found out he's been in a 1/2 way house for 2 months.. works a full time job that he has to ride the bus 3 hours a day there and back to get to. he goes to 3 or so NA meetings a week and runs one meeting. he goes to church 2x on sunday.... it looks like we may have a life together! He is the best mechanic i know. He had some silly contest in the 70's where he took apart and rebuilt a carb in the dark in 15 minutes or something like that. he also had a 10 second car when he was my age. i may have the facts wrong. Last he spoke to me i didnt even know what wrench was. now i've built a complete truck! I've missed him and have been sad not to have him in my life for all the good things like getting married and building the truck. if he pulls through, this will be the best thing to happen in my life to date. wish him luck! anyway i'm just excited, but theres still a chance he could fail. today is his 60 day mark, i'm proud of him!