For the most part the answer to that question is no. We all drank and used for reasons other than “it tastes good”. We drank because of our inability to cope with life, anger, and mostly fear. Drinking and using became habitual rituals for us because that is what our minds told us to do.
Finding out the character defects that lead up to our drinking is what we want to uncover. If we don’t uncover these we will continue to operate the same way in our daily living and ultimately we will drink and use again. That is all we know what to do in dealing with life. The process of finding these things out is not such a difficult task. Our friends in AA/NA will help us.
Your life can’t change without us changing how we live it. What has helped you in changing your life? How did you do it?