This book is an attempt to present some beginning exposure to the topics and experiences one might find in a program for family and friends of persons with an addiction. One out of three Americans are said to be concerned about some else s harmful use of drugs. Some have no doubt that there is a problem, some are at a dis-ease about the person and have no clear way to think about it.Mostly, people tend to ignore it in the hope that something better will happen. Hope is a wonderful companion and a poor guide.There is no formal life education about effective response or support for the problem. Secrets, shame, innocent ignorance and stigma abound.