This past Wednesday I attended KPCC’s very first addiction support group for family members and loved ones of addicts. I’m not an addict myself – that’s not to say I couldn’t be. Addiction doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t affect a specific race, gender, age group or social class. Addiction can creep up on anyone.
I won’t get into the dynamics of the group, other than to say it’s both supportive and educational in nature. But I can tell you this: everyone there has something in common and it’s a relief to be surrounded by people who understand. In fact, I had a particularly strong connection with the lady who sat next me.
This morning she sent me an email, offering her encouragement along with a link to a video depicting addiction. I watched in silence with tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat. It’s too moving not to share.