The word addiction is a very controversial word as many believe that addiction is a choice not a disease. I went to nursing school for three years and there are certain topics I had to study to be an expert on, addiction is one of them. I also work in Atlantic City hospital on the trauma unit so unfortunately, I deal with addicts on a daily basis. The most important point to make is that addiction is not only caused by "bad drugs". When a person consumes a drug time after time, your brain starts to depend on that drug leading you to addiction. A person can be addicted to simple over the counter medicines, psychoactive drugs, class 1 drugs, you can become addicted to nearly anything, even food. Caffeine is one of the highest addictive substances but because it is not a drug we do not see ourselves becoming addicted to it. Once a person becomes addicted to something it is very hard to break them from it as their mind is psychologically depended on this new substance. Addiction is a matter that I believe should be taken more seriously. I warn everyone to remember that addiction happens quickly and sometimes without even knowing. You can become addicted to unhealthy foods which can lead to obesity and even food addictions are hard to break. Addiction transforms the way your mind thinks, leading drug addicts down dark roads and uncontrollable harmful actions. Unfortunately, the addiction is ones blood runs stronger than any love of family or friends.