The disease of addiction is cunning, baffling, and powerful. Why would some one continue to use drugs when their abuse sneaks up on people and then begin to take one's money, one's job, one's family and eventually one's life? That's the ultimate question about addiction and the treatment there of. Aerosmith's Steve Tyler has had his battles staying clean and sober ovwer the years. His last relapse, which almost cost him everything, came not from friends, or partying after a big gig. But from a doctor.

“It cost me nothing less than everything. It’s serious when you lose your kids, your children, your wife, your band, your job – and you’ll never understand why because you’re an addict. You can’t figure that out.”

One of the most abused substances today are prescription pain medications. Sly, sweet, and completely legal when prescribed. Deadly when over prescribed. Here's hoping Aerosmith's incredibly talented front man can live his life "one day at a time." And to truly live free.