Literature can be vague about the process that unfolds before the addict picks up substances and sets of the cycle of destruction in theirs and their families lives. Below are the 10 Phases that addicts will typically go through before attempting controlled use again.
People learn almost everything as a result of trial and error. We decide we want to do something, get some training or instruction, and then give it a try. Most people, even professionals, collect a large tally of failures before they succeed.