Before you start the conversation, you’re going to have to be willing for anything to happen. The individual will probably throw a fit, may try to walk out, may threaten you or themselves with harm. It’s almost guaranteed that they will find fault with you and accuse you of every horrible thing they can think of. You have to be prepared for this and you need to use the strength of your own will to see this conversation through. It’s the only way to get the result you want. Expect these upsets and you won’t be caught off guard. Just realize that it’s not really the individual himself throwing up objections and guilt trips. It’s like the addiction itself is running the show.