Using something and being addicted to it is not the same thing. Obviously, one must use something in order to become addicted to it but, in my experience, many are labled addicts because they are overdoing something for a specific reason (which they themselves may be unaware of.)

Many people seeking help for substance abuse of all kinds, are not getting all the help they really need. Programs in general and some independent counselors consider the treatment a success if the client stops using whatever it is that they are considered as abusing. The problem, however, is that in many cases there is a core issue that is overlooked or just plain ignored because ....

Living in an artificial

Is better than existing in

When reality is but a step from

And quite often the hidden problem is a spiritual one. Carl Jung stated it very strongly when he said "Among all my patients in the second half of life - that is to say over thirty-five - there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a spiritual outlook on life. It is safe to say that every one of them fell ill because he had lost that which the living religions of every age have given to their followers, and none of them has been really healed who did not regain his spiritual outlook."