A must read article by Russell Brand, 10 years sober from drugs and alcohol.  He paints a very real picture of addiction and how it affects the addict and families and loved ones of addicts.

As he puts it, as you read this you either identify with it yourself or are reminded of someone who you love who cannot exercise control over substances.

Click here to read the article

Also check out his campaign, called Give It Up, which was founded to raise awareness and money for abstinence based recovery.