Paper presented at the XXIV S.I.P.I. National Congress – “The settings in Individual Psychology”, Turin, 2013.
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Summary. Setting is linked to a technique that is at the same time included in an institutional public working contest. In this contribute the intent is especially to face the need to ask oneself about the goals of an addiction treatment in a widespread socialcultural context that today seems to be moving in reverse trend. The debate on addiction is now more complex, meeting with behavioral diseases concerning different objects and situations: food, sex, game, Internet….aspects of a fundamental neurotrasmitter system of our body: dopamine. The negative value added to psychoactive drugs addiction is the stigma and the moralistic view that continue to weigh on some diagnostic and therapeutic choices. Adlerian setting, trying to make possible the relation between what is reality and what is imagination for the patient, represent the way now, greater than ever, to face the complexity of our time.