The art therapy directive “Cut and paste magazine words/images to illustrate your Inner addict or alcoholic” inspired this provocative response from an adult at an inpatient treatment center. With this clever Ransom Note he conjures up the relationship between hostage and kidnapper. The addict sees himself as victim; at the mercy of his drug of choice and compares it to how he feels – blindsided, tricked, abducted and absolutely powerless over his cravings and obsessions. It is as if alcohol and drugs have stolen away his life, possibly his family; maybe his job. Add to that the loss of personal freedom, integrity and self-respect. Add to that the painful disconnection from spirituality and his authentic self. That is a high price to pay. Recovery offers this addict his life back!
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