You're doing everything you can to help an addicted loved one find recovery, but someone else is sabotaging your efforts. Ahhhhhhhh! That can be so infuriating! Unfortunately, it happens all the time. In this video, I'll tell you how to handle it when someone sabotages your efforts to help your addicted loved one.
We're going to break this down into two categories; the first way is if your loved one has a drinking/using buddy. You know the one, the worst influence and can talk your loved one into anything.
The second way someone could be sabotaging your efforts is if you have a family member that's enabling your addicted loved one. In most cases, your loved one is splitting you and this family member against each other so that they can continue the addiction.
You can't control either of these problems externally. I want you to back out of the power struggle between the sabotagers. The same techniques I've taught you to motivate your addicted loved one to recover, I want you to apply those to the person that has been sabotaging the progress you've made.
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In this video, we focus on how addicts and alcoholics keep everyone apart. Addicts don't want the people around them to communicate. Addicts and alcoholics intentionally split loved ones apart, keeping them separate or even angry with each other. This video is part 3 of a 5 part series on How Addicts Manipulate Their Loved Ones.