There is probably nowhere in the UK that has not been touched by the suffering of addiction, and Wisbech is no exception. The stereotype of a down-and-out addict hides the reality that this type of problem can affect almost anyone – from any walk of life. There are some people that are so good at hiding their addiction that even their family will not suspect in the beginning. The reality is though that over time things deteriorate for all addicts, and eventually the problem becomes obvious. There is no need for people to wait until they lose everything before they begin looking for addiction treatment. The sooner the person is able to break away from this behaviour they less they will end up losing.
The Need for a Rock Bottom
It is often said that an addict has to reach rock bottom before they will be able to quit the behaviour. This is sound advice, but it is often misunderstood to mean that the individual needs to lose everything before they will be ready for rehab centres or other types of addiction treatment. This is not what is meant by rock bottom at all – it just means that the individual has reached a point where they have had enough. Just as there are high functioning addicts there are also high rock bottoms. Some people will end up losing relatively little before they become ready to break away from this behaviour.