Addiction very rarely affects just one person. It impacts every single member of a person’s support team.An addict’s family members and friends also need tools to help their loved ones and to help themselves. Betsy Spier is a licensed marriage and family therapist with more than 20 years of experience in the mental health and substance abuse treatment fields. Betsy explains why a team approach to addiction and recovery is vital to success, and discusses tips for how to prepare for all stages of treatment and recovery. She also shares her own story of what inspired her to pursue work in substance abuse treatment.