Originally Posted by thequest
I've noticed addicts and alcoholics have conned, manipulated or lied to people for so long/so much it's second nature to them. They don't think twice about it. And old habits did hard and not just the chemical ones either. In the end it's about their gratification.
It is the nature of the beast. The sole purpose is to feed the addiction. Addiction requires 100% loyalty from the addict. Every fiber of an addicts being screams for more drugs. The only way to temporarily quiet the screams is to use. When the addict has no way to feed the addiction they use people in order to get money to use drugs. In the end it is about quieting the painful screams that screech for more drugs. Live to use and use to live.
Grateful Recovering Addict