Stopping the use of a psychoactive drug does not cure addiction. However, recovery from addiction cannot began until use has stopped. The power for continued absence of use must come from a source the addict has sought. This cannot be supplied by another person by manipulation, bribe, force, punishment or threat of such.
Half my life I have watched spouses, parents, grandparents, children, siblings and friends try these methods until they become sick themselves. Sometimes they will make you laugh and other times they will make you cry. Jesus Christ said prayer and fasting (the practice of restraint) could aid the environment.
The drug prohibition laws are the results that most people think these methods work.
The only person more insane than an addict/alcoholic that continue to use is a person tying to make him stop.