I found this article interesting. I am hesitant to compare addiction to a concentration camp or to the financial crisis, but there are some parallels with regard to loss of control. The article helps explain the often elusive and difficult task of accepting the loss of control of AOD use and the powerlessness identified in the 12 steps. It reaffirms the need for client involvement in the treatment process and touches on the illusion of control that many of us struggle with. It also prompted me to think about the control issues that clients deal with in residential treatment. The author notes that “a false sense of control can be beneficial.” I would also add that it can kill you.