Am I a Narcotic Addict?Am I an Addict? Only you can answer this question. This is typically not an easy thing to do. We have told ourselves, "I can handle it." or "I can stop anytime I want to" Even if that was true at the start, we know better now. We lived to use and used to live. Drugs were controlling us, not us controlling them.
Very simply, an addict is a person whose life is controlled by drugs.
Perhaps you admit you have a problem with drugs, but you don’t consider yourself an addict. All of us have preconceived ideas and pictures in our mind about what an addict is or looks like. There is nothing shameful about being an addict once you begin to take positive action. If you can identify with our problems, you may be able to identify with our solution.