Addiction is a chronic disease for which there isn’t a cure, only a solution lived The Rest Of Your Life. Merely getting an addicted loved one to agree to treatment and a program of recovery is rarely enough to end the cyclic nature of addiction. Attaining long-term recovery is best accomplished with professional involvement and treatment. Continuing care, such as professional specialists, is necessary to support families of those addicted and the addict in bridging the gap between the addiction-driven life they have come to consider “the norm” and the unknown freedom of life in recovery. This is not a comfortable process, but becoming comfortable with what is uncomfortable a is a key to the healing of an addict’s mind, body and spirit.