The last thing anybody, especially the very ill like me, wants is to be a burden on anybody. ****, I'll be the first to say it...I am already a burden to myself and ain't nobody holding me up but me. "Deal" with an a addict. Why bother? We addicts are still just that, addicted. Now y'all codependents are boo hooing because you can't fix somebody's addiction. Nobody can with any sustainability. It's just about time people stop being the one with the guilt debt piled on them as addicts have burdened them. Here's a good way to love an addict and bear no guilt debt. How about ******* embracing addicts. Encouraging us (without self serving motives) when things are in line, and recognizing the bad as a part of the whole picture that, like it or not, addicts "deal" with until the crisis that arises is the one that kills us. The chaos of being wired to require more drastic, invasive ways of preserving one survived for another day is INDEPENDENT of active drug use or not. Drug use is the most prevalent symptom of being born to have a sick soul. Not at all is the drug chosen regularly for a moment even relevent when the underlying issue is a self soothing technique woven with human ingenuity. What a shame people who are desperate to feel subjectively okay and normal when instead of understanding addicted folk are placed unfairly into a social grouping below the lowest of the low. Does this make sense?