The condensed version of my story is that my son is an addict. In the past 2 years, he has been in a medical treatment facility twice, lived in 3 recovery houses - kicked out of each for using, has been to court 4 times - the list is endless. He is currently living in a facility for men that provides shelter and job skill development. All is quiet, at the moment. What is bothering me is this...my son will tell me he is clean if I ask him. Of course! But, he never talks about being drug-free, never speaks about how his life has improved without drugs, he never speaks of a drug-free future, and he has never spoken of the hardship and pain that his addiction has caused people close to him. I believe he is still using, but have nothing specific to substantiate that other than my gut and intuition. I feel as though he is simply existing in time - until the next drama manifests itself & he ends up without a roof over his head, again. I am also existing in time - one phone call away from his next major relapse, waiting for the other shoe to drop. I guess what I am looking for is your insight...can anyone share their experience....what is the behavior of someone who is taking their recovery seriously?