Very often people assume that addiction, especially alcoholism, is a matter of just “snapping out of it” and moving on. It’s obvious that those people have no appreciation for the circumstances or factors that might have led someone to alcohol abuse. In 2010, I lost my husband to a heart attack and something died inside of me too that day. After 29 years or marriage, my world felt completely empty without him. I had two children, who I loved more than anything, but at the end of the day, they still weren’t enough to make me happy and that made me feel worse than anything else.