How can addiction be a brain disease? There is a great deal of twenty-first-century brain and addiction-related research now possible thanks to advances in brain imaging technologies. These findings are exploding long-held beliefs about addiction and addiction treatment and the impacts of a loved one's substance misuse on family members and friends. Loved One In Treatment? Now What! simplifies this research and answers questions, such as: What causes addiction? Why do some people become addicts/alcoholics and others do not? What is "effective" treatment? Is there a difference between treatment and recovery? Who among family members and friends can help a loved one get treatment--or can they? What does coping with a loved one's addiction do to family members and friends, and what is available to help them?