*Most addicts never see it coming. They just cruise along enjoying a harmless vice, one they are in complete control of, placing themselves above the many that have succumbed. Then the day of Josie’s graduation comes along, which means three hours in the car with family and a long day away from home before there will be any alone time, and they panic a little. Mr. Jones is knocking. That’s when the compromises begin.
One little lie here, one unfact there, twenty dollars here, a couple hours there. They will compromise their own integrity. They will compromise their own reality. They will compromise almost anything just to get at that drink, that pill, that gram, that bet, that cupcake. They start doing things that they never would have dreamed of doing a year ago, or two.