"Addiction is really about a coping skill that people have chosen, to vacate themselves because they didn't have the tools or information to handle what was going on in their lives" ~ Marilyn Bradford
Marilyn says that most people have some sort of addictive behavior to escape, because our primary addiction is to the judgment and wrongness of self. The secondary addiction is the substance or whatever the addictive behavior is.
As a Right Recovery for You Facilitator, Marilyn says we need to address the judgment first.
Watch this video for a different perspective on addiction and kids, or other family members.