“I can quit anytime I want to”

This lie is probably the most common one you will hear from an alcoholic or substance abuser. What makes this excuse so potent is the fact that the substance abuser believes it in his or her heart.

They truly believe they can put down the bottle or the needle at any time, but they want to enjoy themselves just a little bit longer. They don’t see it as an excuse but a valid reason to not go to an addiction recovery program.

“My problem isn’t as bad as so-and-so’s”

When someone abuses substances, they will see all different kinds of people in far worse situations than their own. They will use this to try to tell you that you don’t understand how much worse they could be.

They will try to tell you that you just don’t understand and that they are actually doing pretty well for themselves. Even if you probably don’t realize how much worse it could be for them, this doesn’t weaken the argument that they should go to drug and alcohol addiction recovery. It will save them from eventually becoming that person they say is so much more worse off than they are.

“I’ll just relapse anyway”

Statistically speaking, every addict has a sadly high chance of relapsing into drug use. This happens to between 40% and 60% of all addicts, but relapse doesn’t mean the end.

Many people relapse once and come back even stronger. If they keep strong, sober connections after their recovery from addiction, they can get help again. Often times a different approach works more effectively.

Get Your Friend Addiction Recovery Help

If you or someone you love struggles with addiction, you can give them a chance for a new life. You can help them find themselves by directing them to one of our addiction recovery programs at  Adult and Teen Challenge Wisconsin today.

Be wary of these common excuses. Remember that addiction can truly control the people we love, but a Christian recovery program can help them.