What I mean by the title of this thread is, do you ever feel like you are living someone else's life or a life you never really anticipated living? Are things not going according to what you planned? It does not even have to be drug or alcohol related, just not living the life you planed out to live, maybe when you were younger. I have been struggling with this lately and have been trying to focus some attention on what I want out of my life, not what others want for my life. I want a new career and I want to do some of the things I planned for my future many years ago. I am not unhappy really, I just need to refocus my attention is all.