Unfortunately, some members of Louisiana's political community engaged in the gubernatorial race don't seem to know the correct answer, and it's time that they learned it. Scoring political points by using an analogy that belittles the agony of domestic violence survivors is unworthy of any politician.
Tori did not wake up one day and say to herself, "I am going to fall in love with a drug addict," or "I am going to have a child with a drug addict." Many loved ones aren't even aware of the substance abusers' struggles until the lies they put into place in order to hide their habit begin to unravel.
In psychiatry however, with the limited amount of success that we achieve with existing tools, we would be amiss to ignore the power of the dream. It will be a long time, if ever, before we understand human emotion at an elemental cellular or neurochemical level. The time to help those in the abyss is now.