The World Health Organization (WHO) defines dependence on a number of physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral responses triggered after repeated consumption of a psychoactive substance, usually related, on the one hand, a desire and a strong desire to use substance and, moreover, enormous difficulty in avoiding such consumption, despite knowing the consequences thereof.
Despite the severity of such problems, there are solution for its resolution.
There are no magic solutions and fast, as each individual was not dependent / sick of alcohol or drugs in two weeks, also will not recover in two weeks. It is a process that will take a long time, months, sometimes years or even a lifetime of recovery.
There are many paths to recovery. The self help model is a path that has years of experience, tradition and results.
With illicit drugs there is no possible balance. Any consumption is always harmful.