Have you ever had to watch someone go through pain? I'm sure you have, but the tricky part of detoxing is knowing they need the pain. Watching someone go through pain and watching someone suffer because they need to, are two complete separate things. A few years ago, my best friend was detoxing off of cocaine and it was not pretty. I mean he had hot sweats, cold sweats, panic episodes, migraines, and even suicide attempts. Watching someone detox may even be worse than yourself detoxing because you have the power to stop their pain (at least temporarily.) I could have just given him some coke and he would have not had to endure something that hard, something that painful. The part of being the friend of a detoxing addict that is even harder, is to withhold their cure. Not only did I not give my friend coke, I had to withhold it from him. I had to go out of my way to make sure he did not get his cure from these detoxing symptoms. It is a very tough place to be. Have you guys ever felt like I have? Who do you think it is harder to be... the friend of someone detoxing or the actual person detoxing?