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Love is Not Enabling Addiction

addiction enabling Nov 07, 2023


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In our recent conversation with Steven Ginsburg of Restore Detox Centers, we explored the detrimental impact of enabling behavior in addiction. Steven shared firsthand insights and practical advice on tackling this issue effectively.

Enabling behavior often stems from fear, whether it's the fear of angering the person struggling with addiction, disrupting normalcy, or even concern about potential violence. Steven emphasized the significant role enabling plays in perpetuating addiction, particularly in relationships between spouses and parents and children.

Parents dealing with a child's addiction may wrestle with guilt and shame, but it's crucial to set boundaries and establish clear expectations. Seeking support, such as Al, can provide a sense of community and understanding, reminding individuals that they are not alone in their struggles.

Steven also highlighted the unfortunate presence of abuse in relationships affected by substance abuse. Acknowledging reality, being bold, and setting firm boundaries are key to addressing enabling behavior. This means cutting off resources if necessary, as enabling only facilitates self-destruction.

Overcoming enabling behavior in addiction is undoubtedly challenging, but it is achievable. With the right support, unwavering boundaries, we can help our loved ones break free from the destructive cycle of addiction and embark on the path to recovery.

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