The most effective way to help a friend with their addiction is to build them with positivity. Positive remarks on a day to day basis will build your friends self esteem where it needs to be. Now your friend may have the confidence needed to not give in to urges. As you show love and kindness to your friend, they will begin to love their self more. In a matter of time, they will forget they had an addiction. It is easy to say no when you know how great you are. Sometimes addiction becomes peer pressure. "Come on, you know you want it." Saying "No" when confronted can be hard after long periods of saying "Yes". Therefore, it is imperative to build a friends self esteem so they can be able to overcome the urges and say, "No". Confidence in one's self can take a person above and beyond their addiction. An addiction is something you give in and turn to on a day to day basis. Many find how they handle situations, identify how far their in an addiction. Does a person respond to bullying by fighting or caving in? A confident person would fight, meanwhile a non-confident person would give in. Your friend with confidence will be able to overcome the effects of their ailment. This includes remarks by others, failed relationships, peer pressure, and most of all their addiction. The key to helping your friend is love. Show them how amazing they are! At times addiction causes one to lose identity. Now, your friend is motivated to overcome their addiction. They know who they are, are what they represent, and what they stand for. The addiction is no longer "peer pressure" because they are in control. Your friend can soar like the expedient person they have always been. Constant positivity voided the addiction over time through promoting self-worth.