Many people struggle to truly understand the disease of addiction.
In the video below, “Everything You Think You Know about Addiction is Wrong,” Johann Hari takes a new approach in discussing addiction. Check it out.
“The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection.”
Maybe the key to treating addiction is not shutting those who are suffering out, not cutting them off. Maybe the key is addressing their addiction and teaching them the skills to become productive, contributing members of society.
This is the core of Sojourner’s Mission, Vision, and Beliefs. This is what we strive to do every single day.