When a person is in the grip of an addiction, relationships are bound to be affected. Being at the mercy of any addictive substance will bring about erratic behavior and alter a person’s personality and emotions. This will impact family members, spouses, partners, parents, children and friends and these relationships may break down as a result. Repairing those relationships is very important for people who wish to break the cycle of addiction to drugs and alcohol. Improving interactions with loved ones can be a motivator for recovery and finding ways to repair relationships during and after rehab is key.