Life goes on, with or without addictions, for both the addict and his family. Addictions disrupt the normal and essential flow of managing a household, a job, and family relationships. Although the addict is aware of these things, while she's engrossed in her addiction she may feel powerless to deal with these issues and simply let things slide. However, once in recovery, responsibilities need to be faced. This can be frightening for both the addict and her family. Recovery involves managing real life without the influence of addictions. It can be done!