There are certain qualities we possess in life that we cannot see in ourselves but others can see so clearly. That same philosophy can be attributed to those suffering from addictions to drugs or alcohol. From an outsider looking in, it may seem so clear and obvious that someone has a problem; however, a lot of the time addicts are unable to see it for themselves. Furthermore, addicts may actually be able to see it, but they do not want to. This is called denial.