This is a hard topic to talk about at times because of how many people that don't understand addiction. I am a recovering addict been clean 5 years . I have been on the other end of being called a junkie. It hurts but you learn to live with the name calling. There are so many over doses and family lost..if I could change the way people looked down on addicts.we are someone's daughter someone's sister someone's granddaughter..we didn't just wake up one morning and say hey feeling kinda cute my go start using drugs..