Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease. 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 in bridging the gap between the addiction-driven life they have come to consider “the norm” and the unknown freedom of life in recovery.