Drug Addiction Tag

When thinking of drug addiction, the obvious problem that comes to mind is drugs. Addiction is often thought of as a chemical response to repeated exposure to substances that can cause physical dependence. But could the real problem behind drug addiction be the individual, not the drugs?

Drug addiction and alcoholism is considered by many to be the family disease. I am a great-grandchild, a grandchild and an adult child of an alcoholic. It’s entirely possible that if I dig deeper I’ll trace my roots of addiction all the way back to the Stone Age. I’ve been sober for a good chunk of time, have seen some stuff and have a relationship with the Divine that whispers to me….”it’s all just a big mystery and a crap-shoot of sorts.” I have no idea why addiction runs through my family like the root system of the Pando tree, it just does.