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Sorry psyopper (and Slowman since I'm continuing this), but addiction is a "will power" issue.
Actually, it is not a "will power" issue at all. Will power is not having another cookie from the jar. Addiction is something completely different and though not yet legally, it is commonly classified and treated as a chronic disease. Someone very close to me is a physician and an alcoholic who is in recovery, and I was with her every step of the process - to include being her NOK while she was in rehab for three months. I have personally looked addiction in the face and can tell you what I know to be true.
Some good starter reading about what addiction is can be found here: http://archives.drugabuse.gov/...buse/chronicdisease/
I don't mean to be a jack ass, and I am sorry if I came across that way. In this case I can speak with legitimate authority on the subject and am not willing to bullied out of the truth by someone who doesn't seem to share the first hand experience I do. Bill W. is a great guy but I hope to hell none of you ever need to meet him.