Claiming an addict can’t/won’t get help until they hit rock bottom implies that use is not a problem until a person reaches rock bottom. Most everyone has this preconceived notion that a drug addict is some homeless poor miserable soul with no family who lives under a bridge, I know that’s what I thought, it’s a false narrative that’s the byproduct of preaching rock bottom as a necessity to being a drug addict.
What do you think are the differences between drug use, chemical dependency, and addiction? Are there differences? What’s your opinion? My take is this: there are significant differences between the three and, when viewed as a whole, they make up the spectrum of drug use.