We have to adequately understand addiction before we can begin to appropriately help those that are suffering. Currently we are unable to successfully treat addicts and alcoholic which means that we do not really understand what addiction is all about. For us to begin the process of developing an adequate perspective about addiction we have to first give importance to human consciousness. I believe that this is the foundation of the Paradigm Shift that we needed.
It appears that such a recognition is completely missing in our society. Until with do begin the process of recognizing not only the existence but power of human consciousness we will continue to ask the wrong questions and fail miserably at developing a true perspective and functional definition of addiction. How we perceive things, especially addiction, does matter. Having a real perception of addition matters greatly in the lives of the individuals that continue to suffer.
Dr. Harry Henshaw