When having ceased consuming the toxic substances that affect the brain functioning the former addicts notice that though their physical and mental state is slowly improving the way of thinking remains altered forever. It is extremely difficult to get rid of the stereotypes and return to the healthy life. During the period of addiction the emotional burden caused by the negative experience was suppressed with the chemical substances such as alcohol, drugs or drastic medical agents. The former addicts tend to stream their negative feelings out upon their closest relatives and friends. The children are the ones who suffer in that situation more than the other members of the family. The young children can’t developed the psychological mechanisms of self-defense yet. It is a common thing when the former addict sees that his or her children have grown and realizes that a lot of life events have passed by without their participation. The attempts to catch up result in numerous conflicts and the alienating of the children.