Helping vs. Enabling: What’s the Difference?

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Helping vs. Enabling: What’s the Difference?

All addicts benefit from the support of their loved ones. But how do you help without enabling? This is our helping vs enabling breakdown.

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Help Someone with Addiction Pt. I

Here are three tools you can use if you find yourself in a situation where a loved one is battling a substance abuse disorder and needs help with addiction.

Prescriptions for Dangerous Doses Dropping

Dangerous Doses for Prescriptions Dropping A recent federal analysis found prescriptions for higher, more dangerous doses have dropped the most sharply, by 41 percent since 2010. In 1999 the nation’s problem with opioid addiction was just starting. An analysis by the Federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention also found that the rate for prescriptions… View more

Tips for Breaking Enabling Behaviors in Addiction

What is enabling? Enabling is defined as giving someone or something the authority or means to do something. More specifically with addiction, enabling is seen as assisting an addict with something that they are capable of doing and by all means should be doing themselves. Drug addiction is a complex disease that affects the user,… View more