Deciding to quit
This chapter examines the initial part of the process by which our interviewees overcame their addiction. Specifically, it is concerned with the decision to quit and the factors and circumstances which influenced that decision. How and for what reasons is the decision taken, why is it taken when it is and what factor> encourage or impede its emergence? In other words, the chapter is about the why as opposed to the how of the process by which addicts escape from their addiction.