Gambling, drug and alcohol addiction is an on going phenomenon in our world. Young adults get involved with these types of risk and think their invisible. The problem is that young adults think they can stop whenever they want, but the problem is their already addicted and don’t even know it. Their hurting their family and friends that loves them and don’t see it. Addiction is something that I never really understood because I always thought if you really wanted to stop doing something you would just stop. Addiction is not so simple as I had thought; it will control your life. People have lost their family, friends, great jobs and homes because of addiction. I knew someone that was addicted to gambling and by looking at him you would never think he was that type of person. He started gambling at a very young age and tried so hard to stop but the urge to gamble was stronger than him. He went to meetings every week and seemed like he was changing but in reality he couldn’t stop. I think if an young adult has an addiction and is helped within an reasonable time frame, they can be addiction free. If a person is an addict for many years, in most cases they can never be addiction free. It’s very sad to see families that love their children and want to help but cant get through to them because their addiction is so bad. My brother started smoking cigarettes causally at the age of fifteen. I was so mad when I caught my brother smoking for the first time. He promised me that he only dose it casually and could stop whenever he wanted too. I believed him but now he is twenty-five and is still smoking. My brother is having a baby and he wants to quite before the baby comes but is having a hard time with it. I think if he would of stopped at fifteen he would of never looked at a cigarette again.