Dear addiction, First off, I want to say that you’re a d—. I was doing really good before you took over my life. I had a state job, a car, my own place, lots of friends, my family loved me and always wanted me around. I was in school and had a 4.0 GPA. I was happy, I took my dog on walks every day. I spent my money on clothes and makeup and actually saved some too, but then slowly but surely you took over more and more. First you just poked your head in every now and again.