Drug addiction is sometimes considered the plague of our time. With drugs being easily available to people it can be very easy to pick up a chemical or even mental addiction to a drug especially for young or desperate men and women who take up drugs to fill some void in their lives they may not even know existed. To cure drug addiction however most drug addiction cures are based purely on the chemical aspects of the drug where the belief is that if the patient can be cured of the cravings of the body caused by the addictive chemicals in the drug. They can do this by depriving the subject of the drug until their body adjusts (cold turkey) or by substituting the harmful drug for another drug that treats the cravings like methadone. None of these treat the cause of drug addiction however, the reason this person is addicted to the drugs in the first place!
While the chemical aspect of drug addiction must be considered when dealing with drug rehabilitation the very root cause of the addiction in the first place must be dealt with also otherwise the cure may only be short term. Some people get into drugs socially, or to escape some sort of mental pain and anguish, or by sheer boredom and lack of motivation.
There are also counseling services available to addicts it is hard for addicts to truly commit to these sessions for a great variety of reasons and the counselors dedicated to this are few and far between. Compounding this if a drug addict is not willing to truly commit themselves to rehabilitation nothing can truly be solved.
The sad truth is that the person themselves must be willing to rid themselves of their habit. To do this they need support which can be in short supply for many drug addicts and they need to be motivated to stay clean!
The mental attitude of the person is the most important part of the process to cure drug addiction. Without a clear path they may still fall back on their old habits as they have not confronted the cause of their drug addiction and overcome it! So my advice to addicts wishing to free themselves of their habit is to find the root cause of your addiction, find the information you need and find the support you need to hold it all together!