opportunity, choice and hope

SlayingtheDragonFrom Slaying the Dragon by Bill White

…what addiction professionals have done for more than a century and a half is to create a setting and an opening in which the addicted can transform their identity and redefine every relationship in their lives, including their relationship with alcohol and other drugs. What we are professionally responsible for is creating a milieu of opportunity, choice and hope. What happens with that opportunity is up to the addict and his or her own god. We can own neither the addiction nor the recovery, only the clarity of the presented choice, the best clinical technology that we can muster, and our faith in the potential for human rebirth.