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.