I have worked in a Treatment Center Prison for 16 years and known that for these people it is a devastating illness which takes more than just yourself to succeed in recovery. This involves much more than to stop USING it involves changing many aspects in their lives as well as gaining understanding of how their lives became so unmanageable. To not use does not address these many issues. They then become sober but stuck. It involves growth as this process stops at the age of addiction. It is a so very complicated issue. Many times it seems they aren't trying to the general public, but they need to come to a point they feel there is no refuge from themselves, nowhere to hide . Then finally they are ready to seek help.Treatment works best when those of common problems help each other working as a group , which we call families, confronting the issues that lead them here, using feed back, encounters, being brothers keepers. This is just a small part of the very successful program I have the privilege to be a part of. Without this type of in-depth help it is sadly a very hard, long ,and many times unsuccessful recover for an addict.