There is one thing I struggle most in my walk. It's one thing that just doesn't seem to go away. I fight it EVERYDAY! everyday. It's not something illegal, but I don't measure my sin against someone elses. Sin is sin. The commandments weren't ranked in order, people just find a way to justify their own sin, and sinful nature.
This person thinks the only way that their family member will kick this addiction is to be locked up. This was so hard for me to hear. Because what happens when life returns to normal? Somehow we need to learn a way that we will always be plagued with addiction(satan) but we need to find the way to say no, every time. The yoke of addiction is sometimes more than we can bear, and while it may subside for awhile, it never really goes away until we pick up a new yoke. But no matter what our spirit subsides to, we must submit. I think it's much harder to be an addicted than it is to be a Christ follower.
Matthew 11:28-30 28"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."