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Who really has the proper answer to the addiction question, anybody? No. nobody I know of. Oh there's theory and plausible scenes, statistics and such. Doing the math with logistics, percentages, the acceptable ever changing outcomes. Beach front pictures and maps to discovery. Discussion is open and jobs are secured. But answers? No. Nothing to etch in stone other than another addicts epitaph.
Addiction is a multi faceted malady that seems to attack the individual at their weakest link. As if the addict kicks themselves when they are down to insure self destruction. One size of recovery can certainly help but it doesn't "fix". Many options are there to repair emotionally damaged addicts and a few to build character and self esteem. Two key elements in developing coping skills. Two elements needed to be a part of life and not run from it into the empty void of selfish addiction. The addict must care enough for themselves to care for themselves. Sounds so simple. The recovery road is forever rocky and well, long.
Sure there are many who would simply benefit from a co-dependency class, even a few hours with a John Bradshaw book or YouTube. Maybe Melody Beattie meditation each morning. Of course addict does not mean idiot. Others require a self searching and revealing year or more with a counselor or therapist. Many respond to holistic therapies, equine therapy? Some alter their mood chemically and are free from themselves with a pill a day.. Some simply respond to moving their old life geographically out of sight out of mind of their history and are free to start over..To some it's as simple as putting the drug down or finding security in a group therapy environment where they are no longer alone....