Notice how we attempt to reconnect with others for support from a social activity that we had an addiction to, over substances? I think the difference is really in how much a person tends to disconnect from everyone else that's the harmful part of the addiction. For instance, a person would be getting together with others over recreational activity, the addiction takes hold and each one because individualized in their social activity; anti-social? That's when things become caustic. The point is to not become so individualized in the addiction, but it's the hardest thing to do when the drug is so powerful that the only reason one person would socialize with another is for the drug. The conversation is nothing but that. The fact is that we're all each other providing support for each other outside of the drug. That's why staying away from the drug is the best thing one can do to continue a healthy social relationship. We become more interested in each other's stories and fascinated with their experiences. Never forget that people are always there for each other. Isn't the moon lovely? You can always share that with someone else and confirm that, it's not only lovely but that it's actually there!