This thesis is a search for the discourse an analyst should adopt when confronted with a
subject entrapped in a toxicomaniac discourse. Toxicomania can be described as the
successive failed rebirth of the subject to something else, death. Treatment should make this birth possible, not in death, but in the symbolic order. In search for the discourse formula that expresses this kind of treatment, two models of a 'succesful' birth in language are examined.
The acquisition of language by the human species and the acquisition of speech by the
neurotic child. For the first model the search is opened with some anthropological accounts of
the creation. The conclusion is that symbolic language makes the difference between humans
and animals, but that it remains a mystery how this language was achieved. Then Freud's
myth on the emergence of civilization is examined, whereby is shown that it also centers
around symbolic language. For the second model, the search leads to a detailed Freudian - Lacanian account on the acquisition of speech and the formalization of it by Lacan. Via a selfmade myth of the author, based on the reviewed accounts, the transition is made to the grounding discourse of all these myths: the Discourse of Creation. After an overview of
psychoanalytic viewpoints on drug use and toxicomania, it is proposed that the treatment of
toxicomania should in the first instance follow the design of the Discourse of Creation. In the
second phase, the Master's Discourse should guide treatment. For certain toxicomanias there is a third phase, namely psychoanalysis. It is argued that this sequence of discourses is the design of a virtual cure of toxicomania. Finally, it is demonstrated that the state of abstinence can be regarded as an anxiety neurosis, which forms a clinical point of contact to start with the concrete design of the formal treatment described above.