most addicts are in denial that they are in fact, addicts while others think no one else knows what they are doing. Addiction is a serious disease of the mind and that mind will always convince the addict that "they don't need help" and many other things to avoid stopping. The truth for me was that even though I had lost my home and had no income I still wasn't ready to stop. My mind told me I'd figure a way out of this mess. It only got worse and very fast. I had to be backed into a corner with no other option but to go to treatment to agree to go. I had to be out of options and ideas at the same time. I've seem that method orl for many suffering addicts. It's not easy on family and friends but it has to be done or they will die or go to jail.