If they hadn't had to deal with their addiction, they would have been amazing parents. My mum was a loving, caring woman who did her best for me considering the pressure she was under, having to live with heroin addiction. Society portrays heroin addicts as dirtbags and in my situation that wasn't the case, my mum was a very clean person. She always tried to keep the house relatively clean and tidy, and she often cooked us meals. Yes, they were often late, but she did the best she could. They were clever people. They were young hippies who started out on a bit of marijuana, dabbled in a few pills here and there and ended up dealing heroin. One thing led to another and that was the culture they were living through, especially with the music at the time and my dad briefly being a musician.