I can understand how you and others can find other peoples opinions concerning addicts to be negative. It is true that this forum is here to support and encourage others. Addicts certainly can and do change. The sad fact is there are some people who do not change and die. I do not like to even write this, nor wish it on anyone, but everyday this happens somewhere in the world. This is why we are all here to try to stop the addictions whether it is us addicted or a loved one. So, we must keep in mind that when dealing with these life and death situations, sometimes when other people are in the midst of dealing with an addict in their life or have had such a terrible consequence and experience with a loved one being an addict that did not end well, there are unresolved emotions and issues. It is up to us to spread the hope and love, but we are far from perfect. I know that I have my good and bad days and who knows what is going to come out of my mouth on a day that I have reached a high frustration level of despair.