The Science of Choice in Addiction

Read this great article in The Atlantic today about recovery from substance abuse. The basic point in the article is that people who struggle with substance use disorders should be seen as people who still have access to choice -- that is, access to power -- given  that the options are viable, which is the crux of the article.  

Anecdotally, I have found that many of my clients struggle with a similar dynamic -- the feel helpless in the face of challenges and often reconnecting one's sense of power and choice is healing.....

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/09/the-science-of-choice-in-addiction/280080/

Albert Pignataro