Why do most addicts and alcoholics adamantly resist and even deny the possibility that the cause of their addiction is to be found within them, that the real cause of their using is a negative thought or belief about their value and worth as a human being?
The answer is simple. If they were to admit that they were the cause of their condition they would have to take responsibility for what they are creating. To take full and complete responsibility would also necessitate that they would have to stop blaming other people, places and things.
Not that addicts and alcoholics have a monopoly on denying their responsibility in their condition and life in general but that until our responsibility is completely accepted and acted upon we will not change let alone transform our life. All will remain the same. For addicts and alcoholics the consequences of no change or transformation can be fatal.
Dr. Harry Henshaw