Yep. I have a guy that cleans up the front of my business for me once a week. He grew up around here and was in and out of jail most of his life. Great guy, would give you the shirt off of his back when he wasn't on the dope but when the drugs took over... 20 years ago, I would have bet money that this guy wouldn't be alive today. He came to me one time and told me that he just got out, needed some money and wanted to know if there was anything that he could do around the store to earn a few bucks. I asked him why he needed the money. He told me that he was living back at a friend's house and everyone who lived there or ever stepped foot in there was an addict and he was trying to scrounge up enough money to put a deposit on a place across town and get away from all of that because he didn't want to go back to jail. I found a few odd jobs for him here and there and he moved out of the neighborhood but kept coming back every week (riding the bus) to clean the front of the building, wash windows, etc. Few months go by and he asks me if I can loan him some money so that he can buy a truck (apparently, his landlord found out what he was doing for me and started having him do yards and maintenance on a few of his rental properties as well and riding the bus wasn't cutting it). I gave him the loan and he made every payment on time. I even gave him an old mower and blower that I found buried in my garage (traded him a few odd jobs for them)... That was about 10 years ago. His yard/maintenance business keeps him busy and pays all the bills and he even got married a few years ago. The wedding/reception was a little awkward because my wife and I were the only white people there and every single one of his family members made it a point to thank me for all that I'd done for him (and I really didn't do much, just gave him a little work and a small loan)... I guess my point is that a lot of addicts who many think can't be "rehabilitated" can be. Usually it just takes a combination of the right environment and someone willing to take a chance on them.