Donna Marks approach to addiction is different.
After decades of personal and professional experience, Dr. Marks claims abstinence and addressing the underlying trauma of addiction is not enough. With this approach, one addiction simply replaces another, and genuine self-fulfillment is never achieved. In her book she explains that abstinence and healing the underlying trauma are not enough. She contends every addiction is a substitute for love and until a person learns how to replace addiction with self-love, they will remain addicted.