Do not add to the problem
Do not be judgmental towards them
Do not ever cover up for them
Do not be dismissive toward their problem when they approach you
Accept your areas of negligence
Try to step out of our own comfort level and discover the needs of the addict
After realizing your mistakes, it is time to rectify them. The addicted person needs special care, love and support, not only from you, but from other family members as well. All your efforts should be centered towards helping the addicted person, come out of his addiction. It is a very difficult job and you will have to take entire responsibility of influencing the addicts towards the process of rehabilitation.
Encourage him/her to join Drug Addiction Support groups
You can encourage him/her to join Drug Addiction Support groups at your local community centre or even the online support forums like AddictionTribe.com. These support groups are very helpful in the treatment process. Addicts feel supported and encouraged by sharing their concern with other group members.