He's 23 now and has nothing going for him. His life up to this point has been a shit show and his outlook is bad. He's been told his whole life he has ADHD and therefore isn't as good as anybody else. Our parents gave him ritalin when he was younger a bunch, and during his teenage years he did a lot of drugs. He still only looks for parties and shit (like going down to Tihijuana on weekends to get drunk). He barely made it out of highschool (got expelled from 3 highschools, graduated through a homeschooling program). He is constantly moving around between each of my parents (divorced), his friend's houses, and recently his birth father's house down in LA (we're both adopted at birth and grew up in central CA). He's not very smart. He is extremely sociable, which is about the only skill he has. He used to pick up auto-trader's and see how low he could talk down the prices to people selling their cars, and he was very good. I've told him, as have our parents, to try and be some sort of salesmen...but his education level is hindering his confidence and his drug abuse isn't helping. Trying to tell him to quit using drugs is like telling a 5 year old not to eat chocolate. He lies a lot, and I seem to be the only person capable of detecting it. I see him lie to my parents a lot and they can almost never catch it. Its gotten to the point where they're just skeptical of anything he tells them. I've been almost a total opposite my entire life. I'm in college at a university currently for a computer science degree. I dont have the money or the time to help him or talk to him much. it seems like i cant do anything except watch him burn himself out. I dont want to lose my brother but i dont see him anywhere but jail, the street, or dead. He could pull off a construction job physically, but he has been allowed to quit everything in life because of the ADHD excuse that has gotten remotely hard, and contruction is no easy job. I dont know what kind of advice you can give. I feel pretty hopeless right now.