Typically, someone who is addicted cannot accept that they have an addiction problem. Some of them do not know, particularly those who indulge in behavioral addiction. While, a good number of people who indulge in substance addiction are aware that they have an addiction problem. All the same, they would not readily acknowledge their addiction.
The main reason for this is public acceptance. The public would not readily accept people who are addicted because of the awkward mode of behavior they have. Some addicted individuals are known for being the reason behind mishaps and unfortunate occurrences in a particular city, town or community.
The brain of an addict becomes modified when addiction fully sets in. So, you can expect that the individual would not behave or process thoughts normally. This implies that some things they see as being right, are in actuality very wrong.
So, bearing in mind that the public would not accept them and there is a stigma that comes with being addicted, these individuals would prefer to keep to themselves. The worst part is, even with close people like family and friends, they would rather keep it hidden from them, than to involve them because they cannot fully be trusted.
The other side of the coin is accepting or acknowledging your addiction is what breeds recovery progress in the long run. In opting for a rehab where addiction treatment is being offered, you will be required to open up to the counselor and relay all that concerns your addiction problem. This is what the counselor would use to structure a treatment plan for you.
Without acknowledging your addiction, it becomes impossible for you to break free from it. Because, within you, it portends that you do not want to get better.
Sometimes, people need help in accepting their addiction problem, so it is best to show them in love and not prejudice. The manner of approach matters a whole lot and an addicted person would not readily listen to you if you condemn before offering corrections.