Almost no one wakes up in the morning and decides to go to drug rehab. Not only are most drug addicts not willing, but many have no clue which program is right for them.
Watching a loved one being addicted to drugs is one of the hardest things anyone can ever endure. The addict seems to push all help away and then demand more help that anyone could possibly give. They pull their families close and then push them away. The chaos that surrounds them can be seemingly insurmountable. Unpaid bills, forgotten obligations and shattered relationships are all around them.
Drug rehab saves lives. This is the most important result, even if the addict does not finish the program he is much less likely to die from his addiction if he has received some form of treatment. Getting your loved one into treatment is the best way to save their life.
The truth is that no addict wants to be an addict. No one every woke up one morning and decided to rip apart their family, doom themselves to unemployed, penniless reliance on anyone who will support them and ultimate death or imprisonment for the drug or alcohol that controls them. Still, millions seem like they choose exactly that every day.
Families try to help and the subject of drug rehab or alcohol addiction treatment is brought up only to produce resistance, argument, denial of the problem and resentment among everyone trying to help.