The addict can recover completley from their addiction and some do but it is only through wanting to for themselves and were as they need a support system and must have one to help fight the battle the battle is mostly fought alone and in the scariest of places their own mind. Only the addict knows what their weaknesses are and their trigger points to use and only they can back away from them RUN FROM the to stay in recovery . Unfortunatly recovery is a very lonely place for the addict they can not hang with the “friends” ( other addicts) they had and in the beginning of recovery they don’t have friends who don’t use or they do not know how to relate with them.
An addict can feel so lost and loved ones feel just as lost b/c they don’t know what to do you can say all the right words like a manuscript from a movie but words can only be but so helpful you can support them and encourage them but in the end the decision and battle is theirs alone to stay clean and in recovery . ParentS want their child to have a normal life friends , being a part of family gathering doing every day things BUT it is all to the addict to want that normalcy and achieve it . It is a struggle to watch your child struggle to rebuild and rediscover their self and their lives it is holding your breath waiting to breathe experience .