my husband is a recovering alcoholic and addict. i still remember the night he begged me to take him to treatment. there is a quote in Beautiful Boy that really summarized how I felt after he was in treatment and I started doing my work for me. It talks about how the addiction helped him learn to weap, laugh out loud and what it has taught him about himself. I lost my boyfriend to a drunk driver in 2006 and was only engaged to my now husband when he made the choice to save his life. today he thanks me for saving his life that night and driving him to treatment after I had moved out of our home. His addiction helped me heal from B's death, and forgive the man who killed him. I would never choose addiction for any person, but I am thankful for what we have gone through now. We are stronger as a couple, thankful for each day we have, and have unique tools from AA and Al-Anon to help us through the tough days. I am not so naive as to think everything will be perfect from now on, but I have hope again that we can have a life together. I began working on a book about our story and my life with B. I don't know if I would ever even try to get it published but it has certainly helped me process a lot of my feelings and heal further. I never thought I would come back from B's death, and I never thought I would make it through my husband's addiction. But I am so thankful I did.