“If addicts could stop on their own they wouldn’t be addicts.”
The above statement is true. Addicts need help to quit. They need effective inpatient or outpatient addiction treatment. Addiction is a disease that can be treated. But without treatment many addicts and alcoholics die of the illness.
Addicts and alcoholics need all the help they can get from loved ones. The best help available is treatment for the disease of addiction.
Here are five myths about addiction. Are any of these myths preventing a loved one from getting the help they need?
1. Addicts and alcoholics need to reach rock bottom before they can accept help.
2. Addiction is a willpower problem. They could stop, if they really wanted to.
3. People don’t need treatment. They stop when they are truly motivated.
4. Treatment doesn’t work.
5. People must want treatment in order for it to be effective.