The basic core of addictive behavior is pretty universal; so step back and look at the alcoholic/addict in your life from a neutral point of view and see if these characteristics hit home.
Future generations of young learners must be educated not just for the present, but the inevitabilities of that future.
This young stranger put into words something I had never thought of in terms of recovery. She made me realize that in order to recover from anything, you have to stop being afraid of hard.
Lasting pleasure, it turns out, comes when you successfully battle your obsessions rather than submitting to them.