I would also add that alcoholics and junkies are not only weak but selfish as well. Most of the time, they don't care how their bad habits influence the people around them. And I'm not referring to people in general but to family and friends who are just left helplessly observing how their beloved one is throwing his/her life to waste. We have got to be altruistic and think how our behavior affects the ones around us. That is not to suggest that these people don't need our help - they do more than anything - but they have got to meet us half way in order to achieve progress.