Myth about Addiction
You have to hit rock bottom
There are many things that can motivate a person to enter and complete substance abuse treatment before they hit rock bottom. Pressure from family members and employers, as well as personal recognition that they have a problem, can be powerful motivating factors for individuals to seek treatment.As with treatment for many other chronic diseases, earlier intervention and treatment for substance use disorders has higher success rates, and is less costly. Research has shown that the most effective treatment is individualized; readily available; long term; and addresses the multiple, complex needs of the individual, not just the substance use disorder.