The mindset of those struggling with addiction is often that they are in control. They choose when, what and how they will use.

After careful consideration, however, it becomes quite apparent that the choice is being made for them, subconsciously.

Substances play tricks in our brains on a very deep, primordial level. “Don’t make plans for the morning, I will be hung over; I need to budget my paycheck around the visit with my dealer.”

Without knowing it, we alter our lives to make room for the addiction because it his effectively chooses us.