Balancing Compassion and Enabling with Dealing with Addiction

Watching others suffer through an addiction recovery can be difficult. Knowing how to deal with the balance of compassion and enabling can be even more difficult.
Knowing When to Say No to an Addict
1. If your own life is in jeopardy – addicts act in ways that can be dangerous to your own life. Refuse to help if it will mean putting your life at risk.
2. When the addict refuses help – you will never be able to help a person that is not interested in changing.
3. The moment you recognize manipulation – addicts become experts at playing the emotions of people that love them. This is one of the main reasons that recovery programs are so valuable. One addict will have a tougher time pulling the wool over the eyes of another addict because they have been there and done it all before.
You want to help when you see someone you care about struggling to recover. It is important that you find a way to help them through addiction recovery with compassion without crossing over into a place of enabling that addiction to continue.

Contact Us Today

We are available 24/7 to answer your questions and concerns. Fill out the form below to begin your journey towards recovery today!
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>