Tag Archives: Enabling

Interventions for Alcoholism and Chronic Severe Alcohol Abuse
I am not an alcoholic. Alcoholics drink every day, practically all the time. They usually live on the streets because they can barely function. I do just fine. I go to my IT job Monday through Friday, make all my scheduled appointments, and help my daughter with her homework some evenings. I don’t think there is connection between the aggravation and irritability I feel and the days I do not have those tasty beverages. I don’t pay attention to how many Vodka cranberries I pour on nights when I’ve had a rough day, because I’ve earned some relaxation time. I can ...

Professional, Caring Advice for Parents of Addicts
When your son or daughter starts using drugs or alcohol and requires your help, it is normal to be flooded with emotions; anger and shame can coincide with sadness and confusion. However, in order to help your child deal with his or her addiction, you must deal constructively with your own emotions. Moreover, you have to deal with both things at the same time as getting your child the help that he or she needs cannot wait. An addict is ill and every moment not in treatment is a moment that has been lost to addiction. Understand Where Control Lies Many parents ...