“Many readers do not thoroughly understand the point of chapter 2—You Have To Want It To Work—so it needs to be clearly stated now. Everyone who changes his substance use does so by his own power of choice because, at the time that he changes it, he sees the change as a happier option. This holds whether he uses substitution drugs, support meetings, or ongoing therapy. No matter to what he attributes his change, he is maintaining the change because he sees it as his happiest available option. Therefore, we are saying that The Freedom Model is descriptive because it explains these changes. Regardless of whether people understand it, they are making their own choices by their own free will and thoughts in their autonomous minds, which direct them to the change that is the happier option. Their true preference is revealed by their behavior.