By giving people in our lives the benefit of the doubt, we may be overlooking or excusing signs of substance use disorder. Enabling happens when someone close to an addicted person allows for behavior to continue with expressing concern. It is important to not only encourage better wellness for a loved one, but help the loved one seek treatment.
Addiction: Enabling vs Helping
Quiz: Are You Enabling Your Loved One's Addiction?
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