Recognizing that you have a problem takes tremendous courage and strength. Facing your problem without minimizing the issue or making excuses can feel frightening and overwhelming, but recovery is within reach. If you’re ready to seek help, you can overcome your addiction and build a satisfying, drug-free life for yourself. If you suspect that a friend or family member has a drug problem: Speak up. Talk to the person about your concerns, and offer your help and support without being judgmental.