Some people look at addicts and think "Why don't they just stop?" Believe me, if it was that easy, we would have. But the Universe needs us to walk through certain experiences before we are ready. Maybe it's a DUI, or the loss of a marriage, or living on the street. For me, it was the overwhelming, debilitating sense of emptiness and self-hate. It takes what it takes. No two people walk the same journey. If your loved one is an addict, the best thing you can do is let them experience their own consequences. Let them hit their bottom faster. Don't prevent the experiences that are meant to bring them to their point of desperation.