Marc D. Richter, LICSW, LADC
The Opposite of Addiction is Connection
Johann Hari gives a very engaging and interesting Ted talk about popularly held beliefs regarding addiction. While I do not necessarily agree with every last element of his talk (i.e. Interventions - which can be done with Love), he brings up some good points.
In particular, he emphasizes the importance of connection. He also highlights the difficulties that addicts have with being comfortable in their own skin.
It's worth a listen.