Enabling a loved one’s addiction is one of the most dangerous things a family can do. Although it can feel like helping, enabling allows a person struggling with substance use to continue their behavior without consequence.
Just as the title of this article says, addicts should be helped. Too often I look through social media articles about addiction, only to read the comments section and find myself appalled at what some people are writing.
Should I wait for my loved one to ask for help or should I give them an ultimatum and force them to choose between drugs and our family? This is a touchy subject and I will acknowledge right off the bat that there is never a “ones size fits all” answer.