I was wondering if you could consider someone a hypocrite who practices self control? If someone drinks occasionally and doesn't over do it, could they still be able to give advice to a alcoholic about overcoming his problem. One thing I believe is the drugs or any other addiction isn't the problem alone, but it's the effect it has on your mind and behavior. If you can master yourself and control impulses you can increase your chances of fighting and beating an addiction. Someone could be clean for years and face a stressful situation or be triggered to relapse. If you can find a way to develop the inner strength to control impulsive behavior any addiction could be reduced to nothing. What do you think?