Is there a chance you could be enabling your loved one's addiction?
There is no easy or right way to deal with an addict. Especially if it's a close relative. Many people may not even know their loved one is struggling through addiction usually until it is too late, and up until that point, many parents, siblings, and spouses will participate in enabling behaviors to try and help this person through their tough times.
It can look different in each family, depending on their situations, financial circumstances, and the presence of substance abuse or alcoholism in the family, however, nine times out of 10, there are certain behaviors and warning signs that can indicate a person is enabling an addict.
If you want to find out if you're enabling, watch the video to the end because number 10 is the BIG one!
Hope for Families Recovery Center
If you already know you're enabling and you're not sure how to stop, I have a couple of resources for you!
The first playlist will teach you how to have healthy boundaries with someone in active addiction or early recovery:
The second playlist will teach you the difference in- Helping VS. Enabling