Advice for Family & Friends

One of the best things you can do to be supportive of a friend or family member who is struggling with addiction to alcohol is to get involved with Al-Anon/Alateen , which has been helping friends and family for over 55 years.

Family and friends of people addicted to drugs can go to Nar Anon.


If your loved one is not yet in recovery, an intervention may be appropriate.

The good news is that 85% of interventions that are properly carried out result in the person seeking treatment. It is of great importance to seek advice from a specialist in the area of intervention. Most interventions carried out alone or without profession help are not effective. A great resource in the field of intervention is Love First.

Gain as much knowledge as possible to help your loved one. Read all the content from this website. Talk to others who have been there to get their experience, strength, and hope.

Listen to this talk given by the son of one of the founders of AA.