If there is a more effective way to destroy a human soul than addiction, I’m not sure I want to know what it is.

People can become physically addicted to all sorts of substances: alcohol, illegal drugs like heroin and meth, or legal drugs like opioids that promise relief from chronic pain and replace it with chronic dope-like dependency.

It’s not only the addicts who suffer.

Brothers, sisters, parents, children, grandparents, and friends are often trapped in the addict’s loop of desperation, anguish, and crushed hopes.