When people hear of addiction they usually think of drugs or alcohol addiction. Those are severe addictions but everyone has addictive tendencies of their own, what makes it severe or not is how it’s impacting your life. If it’s to a degree where you can’t go a day with out it, it’s destroying relationships, work, or you’re over all mental stability then you should take a step back and address that. However, that’s not so easy when it is the more severe things like drugs or alcohol. It’s hard to go through and just as hard to watch someone you care about go through. I’ve seen people I love go through addiction. At one point in my life, I did think people chose to be like that, they chose to drink or do drugs or give in to whatever addiction they had. That changed after watching people I care about change from happy loving people to mean, abusive, and destructive people. I also realized that I can’t help someone who doesn’t want to help themselves. I tried so hard to help each of these people and when It didn’t work I felt like a failure, I felt like they took a piece of me that I can’t ever get back and they don’t care. I resented them for choosing this addiction over me or their family but it wasn’t their fault. An addict has to want to help them self’s and you can do everything in your power to get them too but at the end of the day if they don’t want to change their is nothing you can do. It’s okay to walk away from someone like that, I’ve had to do it 4 times and each time was just as hard if not harder than the last. It’s scary to think that if you’re not there to help them then something bad is going to happen to them. Addiction is hard to watch it’s hard to go through it’s just hard and it sucks but walking away from it or asking for help with it doesn’t make you weak it makes you strong. You’re showing that you’ve had enough and you can’t live like that anymore. Addiction is not a choice but how you deal with it is.