I was having a conversation with someone I know through a friend that everyone can see has an addiction to cocaine. It's pretty apparent to even myself as a casual observer but my friend recruited me to try & have a discussion with her friend. In this discussion most of what she had to say revolved around people not being aware of the things she does & that her use does not negatively affect her life. It brought me to wonder this: What's the most important question an addict needs to ask? 'Have you gotten into financial difficulties as a result of your use?' 'Do you use to escape?' 'Do you find yourself turning to lower companions and an inferior environment when using?'