Very true - however, as someone who has watched a family member suffer with drug addiction over the years (oxycontin), it is amazing how quickly the drug takes over their life and they are no longer capable of making rational decisions. I, too, used to be extremely judgemental of those that made obviously horrible choices, as I did not have an understanding of the true depths of addiction. This family member just came home again yesterday from a 7 month stay in a rehab facility - and we are hoping and praying each and every moment that this time it sticks. The guilt that she lives with over what she has done to not only herself, but her children, parents, siblings, and other family members is often the thing that drives her to use again. It is quite a battle - one that never ends.