Read the following three sections in "The Role of Recovery Support Services in Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care." On p. 1, read the first two paragraphs of the "Introduction" and the 4 bullet points underneath those two paragraphs. Then, read pp. 5 - 10 covering section "IV. Recovery and Recovery Oriented Systems of Care" and section "V. "Recovery Support Services." This should give you an idea of how and why family and other support services are important when helping those with addiction problems.