It’s hard to watch someone you love live with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Addiction often creates chaos not only in the life of the person who is addicted, but also in the lives of everyone around him or her. It can be a confusing and difficult time for friends and family, full of intense and contradictory emotions. If you have a family member who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you may have feelings ranging from fear, anger, and resentment, to guilt, shame, and sadness. But even so, you love your family member and want to help him or her.