If you’ve been down that road, making repeated attempts to control use or to stop and stay stopped, only to fall fall flat, you should eventually realize that what works for others just doesn’t work for you
Alcoholics have never had much success giving up drinking while using some other sedative. Often it results in a problem with the second substance.
One study indicated that it could take as little as 33 milliseconds to trigger a craving. If something only lasts three one-hundredths of a second, you’re probably not going to be aware of it.
Look what’s happened to the public image of rehab as a result of those awful high-profile celeb incidents.
This is really about a continuous process of change. The unifying force is the addict’s subjective experience.
He’s able to describe complex phenomena in terms that, with a little work at least, we can understand.