The Art of Loving an Addict by Carol Northfield
Approx. 7,320 words.
Published on January 25, 2009 by
It has been said that addiction is a victimless crime, but those who love people who are addicted to one substance or another know better. Not only are addicts victims of their disease, but the lives of those of us who love them are deeply affected, too. If you know-or suspect-you love an addict, this story is written for you, an account of what worked for me, some of which might work for you.