Cure for Addiction - Attachment Gone Wild

In my experience as an addict, the best we can hope for is to arrest the symptom – albeit use of the drug of choice, while we treat the underlying cause. In the 12-Step world, this underlying cause is a spiritual malady–the main problem centers in the mind, rather than in the body. The difference between the treatment I recommend for addiction and the common cold is that as 12-Step Buddhists we don’t just treat the symptoms.