We keep getting representatives who talk about addiction but have not been there, have not studied it and don't understand it. The experts have been on the streets and come back from hell. They know addiction inside and out. They have beaten it and are sober and clean for years.
These recovering people still keep it arrested by living and practicing a spiritual way of life; not religious but spiritual, doing the right things and developing character. They have felt the pain deeply because they were not protected from their "bottom" and thus became motivated to do the work that recovery entails. This result is truly a miracle. You can trust anything these people say about recovery from addiction.
Dr. Peter A. Butkins