When you’re in recovery from an addiction, you need all the support you can get from your counselor, family, and friends. However, at our Sacramento rehab center we explain that “support” implies interactions that are helpful in nature. Unfortunately, it’s possible that some of the people who you consider friends will be unable or unwilling to truly support you. If that’s the case, it’s a difficult thing to do, but the best course of action for you is to end that relationship. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2pYCo0K
From an addiction recovery perspective, “enabling” is the act of supporting or facilitating an addict’s behavior in a way that allows it to continue. While what you are doing may feel kind and helpful, it is actually harmful to the addict and those around them. As we tell people at our Sacramento rehab center, enabling prevents the person with an addiction from fully experiencing the consequences of their actions and thereby lessens their motivation for seeking help, thus prolonging their addiction.
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