April 1995

Addictions are symptoms of deeper problems


The straight line; For many, addictions are symptoms of deeper problems; Part 4 of 5 Series: BRAINSTORMS

His name isn't important, for he could be any alcoholic or addict staggering down the path of destruction.

We'll call him Chuck, because in one way it fits with his story.

For several years, try as he might -- and Lord knows he tried -- Chuck could not stop drinking. His job was on the line. His wife and son threatened to leave.

But he could not stop reaching for that bottle.