Acknowledging an addiction is the initial step to overcoming it. It is a necessary and pivotal point to the addict. When someone does not want to get better, denying they have a problem in favor of abusing their choice of substance, then recovery is slim. Addressing the problem is a major accomplishment and offers much hope. At what point of your life did you decide you want to get better? For me it was my freshmen year at college after switching majors. I was originally in school for graphic design. Now, I study psychology.