Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
That is a very ignorant view to hold. To suggest that no one overcomes an addiction is a slap in the face to thousands and millions of people that have and do overcome their demons. Drunks, druggies, sexual deviants, it can and does happen. Every day it happens. Is it the exception? Probably. But a person that is devoted and disciplined and committed to making it work can do so.
I've seen it and I'm sure if you really want to allow yourself to admit it, you have too.
My sister is an addict.
My mother is an addict.
My brother is an alcoholic, as is my uncle. All this runs in my family to such a degree that I never drink. It scares me that much. In the last 10 years I don't believe I have had a full six pack of beer. I won't even go near anything harder.
It isn't ignorant at all. Hamilton himself would tell you he's an addict until he dies even if he never takes another drug. My wife quit smoking for 6 years. She started again last year. Addiction can be managed but never cured. that's the nature of addiction.