I've never been an addict, but I have a son who is. I don't believe anyone can do it alone. They have to have structure and guidance, in order to get themselves clean. They need to have the mindset and the will power to get clean, but it's so much more than just mind over matter. An addict needs counseling, they need to learn the stressers and how to handle them.
You can't make an addict clean, they have to want to do it for themselves. Only they can make that choice. No matter how much I want my son clean.......I can't do it.......he has to make the choice. It's been a huge emotional roller coaster ride for three years. It takes over your life and turns it upside down.
I just keep waiting for this roller coaster ride to stop! I want to get off.......but I can't give up on HOPE! I hope he's safe....I hope he gets clean.....I hope he wants to start over......I hope he knows I love him....I hope he will turn it all around!