oh golly, I didn't realize I was in the presence of greatness! :I
tough love works for some people, in some situations. and I'm certain you've made important contributions to people's lives and recoveries. however, in this particular instance, your tone is less "tough love" and more "haha look at this loser". the phrase "tough love" indicates there still needs to be a component of love to it.
your statement also indicates you think for some reason I have no knowledge base of my own, despite available evidence to the contrary. I find this to be a very curiously common misconception. I'm not a professional, but neither are you. you know what works for you. maybe you've even gathered some things that don't work for you but work for some other people. you're not an authority. you'll note that I never claim to be an authority either.
mrt, I'm sorry for semi-hijacking your thread just to take issue with somebody's tone. did you take something today like you said you would?