It can be a disservice to call someone an addict. That labels the person and also puts a stigma on them. What do you think of when someone is referred to as an addict? Do you conjure up pictures of a downtrodden, dirty or maybe homeless person down on the street corner shooting up? Something from a movie?
Well, the reality is that addicts today can be from well to do families. They are the high school students, college students and co-workers that you think are perfectly happy and drug or alcohol free.
Drug addiction is all around us and growing. Here is a discussion of addiction.