Bruce is a born again Christian and a person who has successfully battled addiction to alcohol. For a long time he was evangelical about trying to help people stop drinking. Then he came to an epiphany. The only one who can stop someone from drinking is that person. He could offer support, prayer, friendship and advice but the bottom line was that it was all the responsibility of the person with the problem.
I believe the same law applies to all of life. How we live and what we do is up to us.