READ THE TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS ONLINE. I also added the Amazon link if you would like to purchase the Twelve & Twelve.

READ 12 & 12 at the official site.

“In many instances we shall find that though the harm done others has not been great, the emotional harm we have done ourselves has. Very deep, sometimes quite forgotten, damaging emotional conflicts persist below the level of consciousness. At the time of these occurrences, they may actually have given our emotions violent twists which have since discolored our personalities and altered our lives for the worse.” TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS pg. 79 & 80

I believe what Bill Wilson has written about here in “Step Eight” of the 12 x 12  is one root cause of most addicts substance abuse. And that the underlying  core reason of addiction is emotional in nature.  Therefore curable (with spiritual & emotional maintenance)