When a loved one is addicted, unfortunately, one's usual patterns of thinking and behaving may not see one through to success. Dealing with a person's addiction requires a different attitude that does not come naturally to many people. Addicted persons take advantage of this to manipulate family members so they can continue drug use without interference.
The tragedy is that when the drug abuse and manipulation continue for years, the family may have no resources left with which to save the addicted person's life. It's very common for tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars to be spent cleaning up the problems that result from addiction.
To prevent this tragedy from occurring, here are fourteen rules you must never break when someone you care about is addicted to drugs like alcohol, crack or powder cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, or opiates like heroin or OxyContin.