I believe that no one is truly alone in fighting addiction. There are plenty of resources available online and in real life to help those struggling with addiction, even if they have no one in their personal lives to turn to for moral/physical support. However, if you are lucky enough to have a family or friends that support you, please take advantage of this. Addiction can not be "white-knuckled", it must come through work, support, and force of will. Good luck to all of those seeking help for their issues.