Addiction doesn’t only affect the drug user or alcoholic; instead, it affects every person in the person’s life. It is a disease that can ruin relationships and tear apart families. So, when a loved one who is struggling with addiction decides to seek help, it’s often a huge relief to friends and family members. Unfortunately, while family members are happy that their loved one is getting help with their addiction, they don’t always take an active part in the treatment and recovery process. This is a shame because family involvement can make a huge difference for both the former addict and the family members.