Having an addiction is both exhausting and time consuming. Most modalities today focus on how to get you to quit using and follow a medical model. I believe there are many different reasons we start using, regardless of devices, but at some point we stop using the drug/alcohol, and it starts using us.
I don't follow the medical model, and take a different approach on addiction and ask what has happened to you, not what is wrong with you, which is the main premise around peer counseling. I offer up experience, compassion and understanding. I hope to help in any way I can.