Is Addiction Really a Disease?
Addiction is a plague, a disease, a sickness, an illness; it is debilitating and destroying; it sucks the very life out of you, the ambition, the desire to live, your purpose, your passion, and even destroys your soul and very being. You will likely be overtaken and transformed by the addiction into a person you never wanted to be. It’s almost as if you were taken prisoner by aliens.
This is not to suggest that we don’t have tools and resources to fight addiction; we do! And this is the issue for all addicts. We must make use of the tools and resources we have and then we can have victory over addiction for life. We are not helpless, we are not hopeless and we are not slaves to this…but we must take action.