Hi, Thought I'd introduce myself.... I am not an addict. Although I have done drugs and drank in the past quite a bit for a few years then walked away from it all without looking back. I am however the child of two alcoholic parents who both died as a result of their alcohol abuse, have aided several friends in their choice to quit alcohol and/or drugs, and still know of many who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol that I am trying to help. I came here in hopes of hearing your stories and to hopefully help all of you with mine. Addiction of any kind does not effect just you but those around you and hopefully knowing what your addiction is doing to them through my words will help you along in your recovery. As the old saying goes, knowing is half the battle.