Many people believe that we do not have a choice in life, that things just happen to us, that we are the effect of life. I believe that we are not the effect but rather the cause of our life. Given that we are the cause, we are responsible for all that we experience and furthermore, we choose all that we experience, including our addiction to drugs and alcohol. We choose our experiences because we choose and are responsible for our thoughts and thinking, that which creates or generates our experiences. When we become fully present and conscious of this fact we can intentionally and powerfully choose to experience positive things in our life, rather than negative one. We can also choose to be clean and sober and never use drugs or alcohol again. We always have a choice.
Dr. Harry Henshaw