Unfortunately many addicts do not understand that they do indeed have a drug problem. Drugs are a serious problem that affect every minute of your daily life. A drug addict is unable to think clearly, decisions are harder to make because thinking has become an arduous process for the drug abuser, communication is normally cut between the drug abuser with his or her family and friends, among many other changes in a drug addicts life.
Sometimes from the efforts of an intervention, a drug abuser may begin to think that he or she has a problem, but the majority do not even pay attention and deny what is being told to them. Families and friends normally have to intervene around two to three times. If an intervention does not work for the drug abuser, normally a life altering change can snap him or her after it. These changes can include a pregnancy (getting sober for the child and the realization that there is more to life, that it continues), a friend’s death (especially if it is from drugs) or a life threatening event such as an overdose. These events may provoke a drug addict into seeking help.
Nevertheless there are the sad cases where a drug addict believes he or she can lift himself or herself out of this drug addiction. Many of these believers end up tragically with life long diseases or with a premature death. Drug addiction is a disease and professionals at drug rehabilitation centers need to help addicts to get clean and to stay that way or else, these could be their last days.