Stop Enabling Drug Addicts and Alcoholics

by Audrey Phillips Cox

Publisher: Audrey Phillips Cox

Publication Date: June 21, 2018

ISBN: 9781732406544

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Do you have an addict in your life that you are helping, but they seem to be spiraling further down into their addiction? Do you wonder why? Enablers have a hard time seeing how “helping” an addict can be a harmful form of behavior. Enablers are usually kind-hearted people who allow themselves to be taken advantage of when they see someone in trouble. For whatever reason, an enabler needs to be needed and an addict needs an enabler to take care of them, creating a co-dependency relationship. Helping an addict is harmful if it keeps them from suffering the consequences of their addiction and keeps them from taking responsibility for their choices in life. Helping an addict to fact up to their addiction and get professional help is good, but providing shelter, food, and making excuses for them when they are perfectly capable of taking care of themselves is called “enabling.”