How Addicts Manipulate (Part 4)-Starting Arguments

Updated: Sep 6, 2019


This is PART 4 of how addicts/alcoholics manipulate their friends and family members.

I call this chapter of How Addicts Manipulate, THE PUFFER FISH! Basically when this happens, the addict/alcoholic is so difficult to deal with, they puff up like a pufferfish with spikes everywhere. The family members back off because they don't want to deal with the drama that is bound to happen. Which is EXACTLY what they(the addict) wants.

Watch the FULL video for examples of how a couple of guys in recovery used this tactic in their years of active addiction!


Download our FREE guide on How To Respond to Manipulation Tactics.

If you haven't watched parts 1-3 of this series, start HERE!

Amber Hollingsworth,

Hope for Families Recovery Center


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