ADDICTION IS NOT A DISEASE
Instead of viewing addiction as a disease from which one can never recover and that one is powerless over, the answer lies in returning the ability to chose back to the addict. By teaching them life skills and handling cravings, addicts can regain their ability to choose and exercise power over addiction.
One of the most frequent things I hear when I speak to families about getting their loved one help is “He/She’s not willing”. I understand this sentiment completely because for years I prolonged addiction with both a willingness that continued to destruct my life and an unwillingness that nearly killed me. It’s an interesting perspective when I hear the words ‘not willing’ because an addict is willing.