It may be excruciatingly hard to tear away from the habit of using drugs. In some cases, the shock of withdrawal can kill the user, and in other cases, it drives the user insane. Before this can happen, it is important to acknowledge the problem before it gets any worse. Admission is the first step on the road to recovery and rehabilitation.
Perhaps it may not be noticeable during the first few times, but as it goes on, the habit may become as frequent as eating and breathing. As the dependence grows, so does the shame of admitting it. After all, it would make one feel foolish to admit that they have become a slave to a substance that they thought they would never even think of using in their lifetime.
The feeling of isolation may prevent the user from acknowledging the problem, thinking that they are the only ones who are going through with that kind of experience. The only surefire way to evade this problem is for the user to realize that he is not alone. Drug abuse has become an underground culture around the world, and it spares no one, regardless of race, nationality, and financial status.
The people around the drug abuser also play a significant role in recovery. Confronting the user directly and prematurely can lead to his denial of drug use, which can make things a lot more complicated later on. And even if you get an admission, you cannot be assured that the user would want to undergo rehabilitation, especially if he or she feels threatened. The feeling of being supported through the whole ordeal can give the user some degree of assurance, and this can also give him a sense of comfort knowing that there would be someone to help him get through the rough patches in the road to full recovery.