it took me a long time to figure out that I was an adict. And I am not addicted to any substances but to the activity of getting fucked up. It only makes you happy for as long as the drug stays with you. Try (actually don't try) doubling up on psychoactive chemicals and tripping for over 24 hours. Your perspective will change. I haven't even smoked pot since Sat. morning.....must say I've been smoking a lot of cigarettes.