Several days ago I received a global e-mail from a highly regarded software engineer who was in distress. I'm an addict in recovery, I stopped using May 23, 2015. My life today is a blessing compared to my active addiction days. I truly hope that the engineer gets the support he needs to return to wellness. The AMA classifies addiction as an illness. Addiction is a treatable disease. Unfortunately society condemns people who suffer with addiction. This stigma ironically is not applied to other diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes. If you or someone you love is suffering with addiction help is available. Have a great day!