True addicts are compulsive, aren’t they? It doesn’t matter what they are addicted to, they are compulsive. Common sense, reason, judgment, healthy analysis seems to evaporate as the addiction takes over! The victims of addiction don’t seem to recognize their downward slide until it is too late and they give in to the demands of their bondage. In addition, addicts usually become liars, cheats and thieves in order to protect, hide and/or supply their addiction. Many times they use and abuse other people in their attempt to satisfy their compulsion. This behavior typically has disastrous, negative consequences on relationships, quality of life and future employment, not to mention the destruction it brings to society as a whole.
In similar fashion there are many Americans who have become addicts, if you will, […]