Addiction is not a choice. It is a response to human suffering. Addiction is an attempt to escape suffering. What people need in response to addiction is not judgement, and not simply symptom control. They need to be helped to heal from their trauma. The more hurt that people are the more that they need to escape. The addiction was not the problem. The problem was that you had a lot of emotional pain that you didn’t know what to do with. So the addiction was really an attempt to solve a problem. People have a problem that they don’t know how to deal with. People have deep emotional pain that they don’t know how to resolve on their own.