2) a compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (such as prescription or illegal drugs, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withrdrawal; persistent comp;ulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful.
--Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary
Are you struggling with addiction? Are you someone who is living with someone struggling with addiciton? Self-esteem is at an all-time low and self-centeredness runs rampant. Days are filled with pity parties, and nights become an endurance contest. Man can’t help; no one understands; and God seems a million miles away!