The process of rehabilitation is a long and arduous one and some may even argue that it is even more challenging than being addicted to substances themselves. For the addict, when in the throes of their habit, being it drinking alcohol, snorting cocaine, injecting heroin or smoking crystal meth, they are in a euphoric state.
The prospect of rehabilitation means a complete disconnect with the thing they love the most and nothing about that seems attractive.
While some addicts are partially lucid, most exist in a constant state of false reality whereby they are not in touch with what they are actually doing or what is actually happening to them. The average person cannot deal with an addict.
As family members, friends and loved ones of the people who are addicted in our lives, it is very difficult to divorce ourselves from feeling the need to save them. Read the full story