By: Dr. LaKeischa W. McMillan

Description: "I just wanted to be cool." That's what he said. Now you or others you know may have just been trying to escape mental or emotional pain and that's how they ended up in the twisted relationship of addiction. However it started, it's an affair with a very jealous mistress. So how do you or someone you love break the addition cycle? What is really going on inside their heads? These are questions we start talking about this month in this new year of 2016. If it's going to be a truly new day, let's have some straight talk.