When a family member is struggling with an addiction issue it can be very hard for the people who care about them. It can be agonizing to watch someone we love hurting themselves and others. Anyone who has been in this situation knows that it is very difficult to help someone who is in the center of an addiction issue. Most often, addicts do not recognize their need for help, and when they do, the attraction to their addiction is so strong that they are powerless to stop. This is because those who are addicted cross a line where the influence of the addiction has become a driving force that is no longer inclined to rational thought. From this point forward, everything that the addicted person thinks, feels, and does, including right minded decision-making and impulse control, is driven by the intense desire to feed their addiction.