“Love is the only thing that can touch our soul and change our heart.” Laila Akita Many people often wonder how they'll get their loved ones to change. Should they nag them all day long, every day until the addict decides to actually do something? Should they use love as a weapon? Threaten them that unless they change . . . While all that can help, the best way to make a difference in an addict's life is to love them. Be even kinder to them and when you offer advice they'll be more willing to listen. They'd do all they can not to hurt you. And that includes fighting their addiction.