Who is an Addict

Most of us do not have to think twice about this question.
we know! Our whole life and thinking was centered in drugs
in one form or another—the getting and using and finding
ways and means to get more. We lived to use and used to
live. Very simply, an addict is a man or woman whose life is
controlled by drugs. We are people in the grip of a continuing
and progressive illness whose ends are always the same: jails,
institutions and death.

Citation: 

Reprinted from the White Booklet, Narcotics Anonymous,
©1986, by Narcotics Anonymous World Service, INC..