Addiction can be an advantage. Sometimes drug and alcohol addiction is necessary to make us aware that there is a process of transformation awaiting us.
It can bring us to the point where we have no option but to pursue this.
Like the caterpillar which has internal programming to become the butterfly we have internal programming to find our cosmic selves.
We are destined to escape the bounds of being ‘normal’ and to soar, and become extraordinary beings. If you use addiction as a launch pad for this process, your past won’t be a mistake, it will be the most important thing you ever did.