An often overlooked quality that underlies the promise of addictions is its calming effect on our minds. There is nothing that will determine the quality of our daily experience of life more. . .
We are constantly telling stories about ourselves and about the world in which we live. These stories help organize our experiences, creating a predictability about the world that makes. . .
The tyrannical reign of addiction takes many forms. Addiction, remember, is fundamentally a pattern employed to erase the need to feel the pressure created by experiencing the present moment. . .