Try to adopt the following approaches to your alcoholic / addict;
1. Try to learn the facts about alcoholism and other drug addiction. Keep an open mind.
2. Recognize addiction for what it is-a disease of the body, mind, behavior, and spirit from which people can and do recover. Like other diseases, nobody really intends to get it or wish it upon their loved ones once they have it. Try to remember that the alcoholic / addict in your family isn't doing this at you. This is a disease beyond will power....Note: Cross posted from Recovery Is Sexy.com.