Psychology of Addiction
Addiction is an equal opportunity illness that can destroy its victims. Understanding addiction is the key to recovery. Delbert Boone tells inmates at Albion Correctional Facility, "As you feed an addiction it grows, as it grows, it dictates all terms of your life, and it never goes away." He talks about the thousands of people who die from addiction each year and how our prisons are overflowing with people convicted of drug-related crimes. He tells the audience, "You are not in prison because you are 'bad people,' you are here because you made bad choices while using alcohol and other drugs."