If you have an addiction admitting to it is of course the first part, second is wanting to stop it, therefore maybe it should be that admitting you have a problem is the most important step. People who have addictions and do nothing about them are often in denial, those who try to help them will in some cases receive a torrent of abuse, be ignored or the addict will go along with what they say and admit to a problem without really accepting it but wishing to avoid further intervention.
Often an addiction is a way to avoid life or elements of it, as such problems get ignored including the addiction itself. For drug and alcohol addicts heavy use can means days and weeks blue into each other and time passes without a chance to stop and consider what has happened to their lives. Often intervention is needed but it isn’t easy: intervention often starts with a friend or relative but it can be very difficult for them to get through. Often to really help an addict to start to think about their problem a trained interventionist is needed to step in. Even prior to admittance getting an addict to rehab may help where trained staff can work with them to bring about an admittance.
Posted By Tim