So what? I have heard too many addicts say that about drug treatment. So what?, they say. So what if drug rehab can help junkies? So what if drug rehab centers are places of hope, and of healing. So what if drug treatment is that last best chance any addict could ever have to get clean?…because I am most certainly NOT an addict, and anyone who tries to tell me otherwise is either a liar or clown.
Sound familiar? Denial isn’t just a river in Egypt, remember.
The unfortunate truth is that most addicts don’t realize they are addicts…and are thus exceedingly unlikely to enter drug treatment of their own accord. The practical implication, of course, is that they need all the help they can get in making the right decision, from friends and family member who can recognize a problem for what it actually is.
If someone you care about has succumbed to the whiles of drug abuse, you can’t afford not to act. Its not good enough to wait for an addict to reach an epiphany on his or her own. Successful drug interventions save lives. They just save lives. For your own sake, for the sake of the addict you care about, make it a point to learn that lesson sooner rather than later.