The forest and trees of addiction

It’s unfortunate that some people look at substance abuse problems from their vantage point only – Everyone seems like them whether normal users, light abusers, abstainers, or hard-core alcoholics (recovered, recovering, or not).

The world is full of individuals arranged in loosely associated groups. Unless one can acknowledge that real, important, and consequential differences exist, all you’re seeing is a tiny little bit of the beauty.