They say only 5% of addicts ever get permanently better. Seems reasonable to me. I think with enough resources and help though, most people could get out of it. For example there are withdrawal treatments where they put you under anaesthesia and then induce withdrawal. You wake up 48hrs later and you have a clean head. Of course its expensive though. Then simply get these people out of their environments and put them in a job somewhere that is hard to get drugs. Stick em there for 2 years and by the end of it they will have enough time behind them that they will have a decent shot at it.People like this make me wonder how we could just functionally medicate all these addicts in a way that keeps them churning in society. I heard dockworkers are all about heroin with all the guys doing manual labor all day but you don't really notice because they show up, work, and repeat. After white collar professional falling apart for the 100th time I'm starting to think we're forcing broken people to be cold turkey only to relapse.
Who wants to bet he was a hands-off father with the daughter because his wife always said 'you don't know, you don't understand girls! Leave her to me'.
Of course this will never happen haha.