Here at Destination Hope, we believe in the family. It is a force with incredible power. Most of the time it is our best crutch – a group we can count on to help us through our darkest times. However, sometimes, most often inadvertently, the family can be the root cause of addiction. Family issues and negative events can lead to guilt, powerlessness, regret, and depression that can turn someone to drugs or alcohol as the way out.