Drug Addiction Is NOT a Disease’ I know... I'm a Survivor . It's Self Destructive Behavior.. Certain People are Prone to this BehaviorBrought on Culture , Pier Presser , character traits and poor self esteem. I Went through it All in 1969 - 1978 ,Grass Acid and Pharm's..And later in.early 70's i got hooked on Opium, Heroin,Cocaine , mixed with Alcohol and what ever else we could get our hands on..They Used to Call Me Fred The Head. I Ruined a Good 8-10 Years of my life ,and lost Friends and Family as i Hit Rock Bottom in 74-75 .. I Spent Detox' in Lock up..It' was there after the Sickness and Cold Shakes let up.. i realized ..i was in Deep Sh#t and needed Help.That's were i learned of a Program..Marathon House / addiction Detox & rehab program "The House as we Called it" .. Saved my Life, and gave me a Fresh StartFor Me it was a 3 year Process..' Digging Deep into myself and Helping each other in this Self Help Therapeutic Community Were i finely leaned to Deal with life with out the Self Destructive Behavior..I Graduated the House,..in 1978 .. And have Been Clean of Heavy Drugs ever Since ..I'm here to say From first hand Expertise. ..REHAB WORKS... ! Not For All..But for those who Hit Bottom, there only two ways Out.Life,or Death.