Dealing with an addict is not an easy task for any family. Addiction can destroy a family as much as it destroys the individual. Members are often exhausted and confused about how to help their loved one and how to avoid being sucked into their world.
There is a fine line between helping and enabling a loved one who is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction. It’s best to sit together as a family and come up with a plan before confronting their family member. There are also several resources for the families of addicts and alcoholics. There are even support groups specifically for families of alcoholics. Look for local Al-Anon meetings in your area.