When it comes to the concept of addiction, it is something which can be regarded as being very broad. For some addicts, it is very hard for them to come to terms with the fact that they are addicted. They cannot be blamed entirely for this, as they are acting on the pleasure which they derive from whatever form of addiction which is plaguing them.
Whereas, there are some addicts who are aware of the fact that they are addicted, and they are in need of urgent help. These set of people understand the adverse effects which comes with addiction, but there is little or nothing which they can do to avoid it.
Now, looking at both aforementioned cases, there is a peculiarity which pertains to them, and it has to do with being unable to break free from addiction, even if it was up to them or not.
One effective way whereby you can make an addict understand what addiction truly does to someone, is through the use of pictures which aid in further highlighting these adverse effect. For those who are in recovery, it would be easier for these pictures to be used during their sessions, and you can expect that they would be more open to learning.
However, those who are not undergoing any form of addiction recovery, might be hard to get across to. Nevertheless, pictures which magnify the addiction effect have been seen to be largely effective, and hence, all addicts must be made to see addiction in that light.
Another way of ensuring that it is as productive as possible, is allowing the addicts to freely express themselves through arts. Some addicts find it hard to narrate their addiction problems, and one of the ways whereby they can express this, is using arts for this purpose.
One feature about this process is, there is no need for any prior artistic experience, the artist would just be required to draw freely, thereby expressing himself to the maximum. Pictures and arts have been proved to be effective tools in the treatment of addiction.