Arrogance and selfishness fueled my addiction. Humility and honesty saved me. Being seven years sober, I am still blown away at how arrogant and selfish I was, and I am humbled and brought to my knees with gratitude at the second chance I have been given at life. I am not who I was, nor will I ever be that young man again.
Getting to the point of accepting help for an addiction is usually a process. Yes, every person is different but there are often similarities between common experiences. Many times a person will know or suspect that they have a problem long before they are willing to do something about it.