Addiction is Called a Family Disease for Good Reason It may seem counterintuitive or even selfish, but finding a way forward for your family starts with getting help for yourself—regardless of whether your loved one seeks addiction treatment. You've already taken the most important step. You're looking for answers. And you've come to the right place. For more than 65 years, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation has devoted each new day to helping individuals and families reclaim their lives from the pain and chaos of addiction. We know from experience that life gets better. Millions of families have been where you are—and they've found a way forward, one day at a time.