The television show Intervention gives us insights into the world of the addict.
The answer? No, no more than someone that over eats chooses to become fat. The initial choice is born of many reasons, however in many cases is a desperate need feel "better." Many studies in addiction support the findings that most addicts struggled with depression prior to using any chemical substance.
The popular television show, Intervention took a look recently at the story of Suzon and uncovered a supermom turned crack addict. Through out the show we saw Suzon struggle with addiction, and with different family members. In one segment of the show Suzon's mother made a statement that needs taking a look at, where she confronts Suzon by telling her she is "choosing" drugs over her mother, and her family. What is your opinion? Continue reading here: Does an addict choose to be addicted?