Traditional treatment programs, especially Alcoholics Anonymous, profess that being of service to others is really a critical element of addiction recovery. And, I would accept that perspective. However, everyone?s true-life purpose is unique and necessarily have to do with helping others overcome alcoholism. In fact, 90% of the time, the true life function of an addicted person has nothing related to addiction recovery. Providing a blanket rule, like AA does, not just leads people astray, nonetheless it?s also counterproductive because helping others with the exact same affliction usually perpetuates victimization.