That is a very touching story and I am glad you shared it with us. Some people take the wrong paths in life and it's a lot easier said than done to change lifestyles, especially coming from such a broken home. Regardless, these people deserve compassion too, maybe more so than those who have stable lives. I am not trying in no way to make excuses for alcoholics or drug abusers, I am simply stating that the way in which you were raised effects your lifestyle.
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