Addiction isn’t like a a problem with your a tire on your car.

When you have a flat, you simply replace the tire and never look back.

But solving problems of the mind and body, when it comes to addiction, are not that easy.

Addiction is a lifelong battle. It’s understanding choices and decisions, and trying to spend every last ounce of willpower fighting off a craving.

While most people raise their kids, rarely considering what life would be like if their kids were addicts, one family shares their struggles in a recent “Ask Amy” column, syndicated by the Chicago Tribune.

You can read and empathize with their pain by clicking on this link for the article.