Whether you are the mother, father, husband, wife, child, friend or colleague of someone with an addiction, the situation can seem impossible. But you are not alone and there are coping skills to help you reach out to the addicted person.

In this section we introduce you to the coping skills you will need to confront someone about an addiction, how to cope with the stigma and feeling of shame surrounding addiction and we introduce you to some treatment options.

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Page last reviewed and clinically fact-checked | January 9, 2020