A question that has been bothering me is about the difficulty of treating two addictions at the same time. I was in a similar position years ago: I was depressed and failing college and started smoking. Eventually, after my situation worsened and my nicotine dependence increased I also became a sex addict. I realized the destructive consequences of my habits and tried to go sober on both. In short, it failed and only increased the magnitude of each addiction when I relapsed. After some years and the wonderful people at SAA, I was able to curb my sex addiction, but in response my smoking behavior became more problematic. The funny thing is that my sponsor (also an addiction therapist) recommended I continue smoking while I was in recovery for the sex addiction. She coined it as "picking the lesser of two evils" to stay sober. It worked, but I am still curious to see if anyone else had done the same thing. Is choosing one addiction to stop another healthy?