We understand the difficulties of alcoholism and dysfunction. It reaches far beyond the afflicted to touch families, employers and society as a whole. The most effective treatment that exists today is Alcoholics Anonymous for the alcoholic, and Al-Anon for family and friends of alcoholics.
There are many 12 step programs that address the maladjusted. It is extremely difficult for someone to admit they have a problem. But once they have arrived at the cross-roads, what they need is a sympathetic ear from someone who has traveled the dragway of self-destruction and lived to tell the tale.
United with those who have been entrapped by addiction and escaped with their lives, helps the newcomer to realize that:
"We can do what I can't"