Too often we teach our children to be kind one to another, and then we forget the admonition as adults. True forgiveness and kindness are cut from the same cloth; it is impossible to demonstrate one without declaring the other.
Addictions are compulsive behaviors that take over your life. They can come through behaviors that charge up the body’s own feel-good responses. They are meant, initially, to bring relief, comfort, excitement, or pleasure. They do not provide control; they take control.