Here is a recent interview between Joe Rogan and Greg Fitzsimmons discussing addiction and wasting your life:
Joe Rogan and Greg Fitzsimmons are both stand-up commedians (although rarely sharing their humour in the podcasts), Greg Fitzsimmons decided to give up alcohol and drugs through attending ACOA meetings.
ACOA meetings are 12 step based meetings for “ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS”, ACOA attendees are not always alcoholics or addicts themselves, but may have been very much affected by their parents addiction.
Greg Fitzsimmons shares that he was a heavy drug user and was having tendancies to become an addict of drink and drugs, but after recognising the “disease of addiction” through attending ACOA meetings he decided to make the commitment not to use again.
To note: Greg states he did not actually go through a 12 step program.