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Addiction and enabling often go hand in hand:
Some of the most common ways that family members enable loved ones with drug addiction are:
- Cover up about the addict’s behavior.
- Make excuses for their behavior.
- Bail the addict out of jail, or pay their legal fees.
- Blame other people or circumstances for their behavior.
- Recognize the problem, but attribute it to something other than drug or alcohol addiction.
- Avoid the addicted family member to avoid conflict or stress.
- Give the addict, money.
- Attempt to control the addict by choosing their friends, what job they take, or where they live.
- Make threats to change, but never follow through with them or only change enabling behaviors inconsistently.
- Engage in excessive caretaking.
I have stopped enabling now what: