Having seen some relatives go through addiction helped me become more understanding of their situation, and me having been a heavy alcoholic drinker and smoker before also helped me know how it really felt to be in their shoes. I have seen how my addicted relatives and their family struggled and I have also experience struggling myself. There are just some cases where addiction and circumstances could turn very ugly, leading to violence and crimes. These are the things I see on the news frequently. Seemingly perfect people and relationships are destroyed by addiction, crimes which resulted from the influence of drugs, sons or daughters murdering their parents and vice versa. It's sad to think that addiction bring out the worst in people and make them do things that are just so unthinkable. Some people become stigmatized because of these occurrences and would make them fear people who are under the influence of addiction. I too admit to sometimes fearing the things I hear on the news. It sometimes help to be wary at times especially if you know that the person in front of you is under the influence of something.