Stepping onto the path of sobriety is the biggest decision that an addict will ever make. We don’t choose recovery lightly; there is simply too much at stake. Active addicts are in a position similar to that of an abused child: the child doesn’t dare leave home because it knows it can’t care for itself, and the addict can’t imagine living without the drug that was at first her friend and support, but is now a ravening beast that she doesn’t believe she can escape.
To begin with, it seems to us that there is nowhere to go. Continue reading