Every kid gets a trophy? No. No, no, no, no... no.
Perhaps you have deduced the point I'm making. The last person on Earth you want to coddle, falsely empower, and give free everything to is the easy street drug addict or alcoholic who has put every effort into making life easier and more comfortable for him or herself, and all at the expense of others.
Why would you empower the addict when his current mindset is so harmful and demented? That is the LAST thing you want to do. Addicts need to know that life is not about feeling good 24/7 and that they will have to work hard to secure their place in the world and to maintain healthy relationships. The self of an addict must be thoroughly dismantled when they achieve sobriety and embark on the journey of true life recovery.
If you are paying (or if you're robbing taxpayers) for a therapist or social worker to say...
"Hey pal, I understand why you did all those things... it's because you have a disease. I understand why you robbed your parents and called your mom a fucking bitch. [OR] I totally get why you abuse your wife and neglect your children and manipulate everybody. Anybody in your position would willingly ignore and destroy their conscience and become a total sociopath. It's not your fault, buddy. It's your disease. And hey, if you relapse and begin lying, stealing, cheating and abusing people again, not to worry at all, 'cause relapse is part of recovery... have you tried Methadone or Vivitrol injections?"
... then you need to stop immediately. You are only validating and molding his or her destructive frame of mind and warped construction of self into a permanent cast. Amateur therapists (most of them) will simply give him or her a surplus of justification needed to continue drinking and using until they die. That's great. Good stuff.