Elon Musk said “I am trying to think of the future and not be sad.”
That is how I felt when I used to think about the current state of available treatment for people that are grappling with a substance-abuse disorder.
Regretfully, there was nothing not to feel sad about.
The current system is broken and far too many people are misdiagnosed and subject to inappropriate treatment which sets them up for relapse or failure.
The need arose for an approach that dealt with the root cause of addiction – trauma. Following this, we had to design a programme that was non-punitive in its attitude toward recovery.