However it is extremely difficult for them to end their abuse patterns. Peer pressure, lack of direction, inability to manage the cravings and their chosen environment turns their pursuit of sobriety into a painful journey.
For individuals with long term abuse of drug and alcohol, it becomes even more difficult to end their abusive behaviour. Drug and/or alcohol would have been an integral part of their lives for so long, that they are just not able to imagine a life without it. Their best intent to refrain fails as they get sucked into the same destructive environment of using buddies, dealers and other enablers.