This really needs to be broadly understood. Quite simply everyone can shake their habit through developing matured thinking habits. It really is about how you think. It may still need a heavy dose of motivation but that is often possible.
The surprise is that all addictions have a true half life in which the victim exits the scene. That is very good news and was not obvious until someone looked at the data. It is also a loud warning that all addictive substances need to be tightly controlled until a person reaches the age of twenty five to ensure adult brain maturation.
Better it indirectly provides a rule book and almost a manual for dealing with the problem. We can assemble the guidelines and properly train therapists. Knowing that one will grow up also motivates as well.
Most People With Addiction Simply Grow Out of It: Why Is This Widely Denied?
Only a quarter of people who recover have ever sought assistance in doing so (including via 12-step programs). This actually makes addictions the psychiatric disorder with the highest odds of recovery.
So why do so many people see addiction as hopeless? One reason is “the clinician’s error,” which could also be known as the “journalist’s error” because it is so frequently replicated in reporting on drugs.