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patient will be a drug addict
Precontemplation: individuals in this stage are not even thinking of changing the character, i.e. drug abuse. they may not see the problem and those who are pointing the problem out are exaggerating.
Contemplation: here individuals start realizing that they have a problem, i.e drug addict which offers hope for change. however they have conflicting feelings. a professional will help them identify the pros and cons of their behaviour and pros and cons of change.
Preparation: people start to decide to change their behaviour, i.e., stop drug abuse after weighing between advantages and disava