There is no drug addiction as a constant reality: there are many drug users, each one different from the next and even within himself, if we consider the timeline of his dependency and his personal experiences.
By providing only a single therapeutic answer, the individual is obliged to adapt himself to an intervention, which is not necessarily adequate to his dependency, thus implying a high risk of abandonment or failure.
For this reason, it is the therapy that has to be adapted to the individual, and not vice-versa. Hence the need for a comprehensive range of opportunities for drug users, based on an accurate diagnosis of his pathology.
Over many years, Villa Maraini has never refused anyone, convinced that if a drug user who wants to give up is to be considered sick, whoever is still unwilling to give up is twice as sick, and requires extra attention."
….”giving them reasons to give up”…