Ryan O'Neal visits his son, Redmond O'Neal, weekly at his son's residential in patient rehab program at Impact in Pasadena, California.
A source close to Ryan tells RadarOnline.com exclusively, "Redmond and Ryan are working on their relationship. Both of them are working towards a positive and healthy father and son relationship."
The Love Story star has had a troubled relationship with his 24-year-old son, but the pair are spending more time together since the death of Redmond's mother, actress Farrah Fawcett, who passed away in June of cancer.
The insider reveals that Ryan has been a "willing participant in Redmond's recovery and treatment. It's very important to Ryan that Redmond get and stay healthy."
Ryan isn't playing "a huge role" in Redmond's program, the insider also tells RadarOnline.com. "Redmond is thriving at Impact. He is really committed to working the steps and participating in every step of the process. Redmond is doing this in honor of his mother, but more importantly, he is committed to staying sober for himself."
Redmond's next progress report is on January 6th.