Who is an Addict?
An addict is a chemically dependent human being who has chosen drugs or alcohol as a means of attaining temporary happiness. These drugs have slowly but gradually overpowered his identity to such an extent that they have become an end in themselves. Once a productive member of society, his using has rendered him dysfunctional to such an extent that he has completely lost his self-esteem and his whole world has been circumscribed by alcohol or drugs. This process of degradation not only destroys his nervous system but his entire universe. The end result is that society has ostracised him, thus pushing him into the morass of addiction.