We have become too hung up on the description of addiction rather than on an effective solution. Focusing on consequences or engaging in dialogue over its nature has its place but does absolutely nothing to treat it. Scare tactics, statistics, substance classification, route of administration, celebrity stories of tragedy and recovery, emphasis on meeting attendance, religious rituals, alternative feel good therapies are all inefficacious forms of addiction treatment. It is time to wake up to this epidemic and begin exploring what has always worked: bringing men and women who suffer from addiction to a practical spiritually permeated life in which attitudes and behaviors are significantly altered to suit a life of continuous abstinence. The more we treat this problem on a spiritual level and less on an entertaining or aesthetic one, the greater the chances of survival.