I support treatment programs such as 12 steps and other group or outpatient care but often times those programs do not get to the root of the issue. What causes you to use? How do social situations or the way you think about yourself affect your usage? Addiction will need a really huge change in your life and I often suggest additional support while in therapy, but I believe therapy is a necessary component to long term sobriety or change in usage. I make no judgement about your choice of treatment path, whether it’s abstinence or moderation, but I will be there for you to consider all options. Addiction could be the biggest battle you face, since it’s a way you might have learned to cope, but the battle is not impossible.