Chemical dependency is an equal-opportunity disease. It does not discriminate as to the types and socioeconomic status of those individuals and families it chooses to touch. Many individuals I have worked with have verbalized being burdened because they are viewed by others as simply being an addicted person. They are more than their addiction. They are light and love.
The bottom line is that rejections are a fact of life -- we all experience them and we all hurt when we do. The best thing we can do is to soothe our emotional pain, take steps to revive our self-esteem, and to connect to our core groups and by doing so remind ourselves that others value and love us even if our date does not.