Continuum of Addiction:

The continuum of addiction begins with no use; but if use occurs, then compulsive use and so forth, the continuum leads to addiction, to treatment and recovery. Some describe the contin-uum as a cycle… beginning with no use and ending with no use.

Within the continuum of addition, an addict entering into treatment has the opportunity to come full circle again, and be back at the starting point of NO USE.