Maybe this is outside the realm of this forum, but I'm trying to find that grey line between addiction that's bad...versus, well, being addicted, but it's helpful. What I mean is... if a person is hooked on Xanax, for example. She takes it every single day, three times a day, has no intentions of ever stopping, and is addicted to it entirely.... but it helps her get through life... then it's an addiction, but she's not necessarily abusing it because she's taking it as prescribed, isn't snorting, etc. She can't function without it, though, and if she misses a dose, then she gets really messed up and feels like she *needs* her Xanax. There's no doubt that this is addiction, but does it necessarily mean abuse? And is it a "bad" addiction in the sense of "does she need to try to get over it and stop her addiction"?