It’s entirely natural that someone would do anything they can to help a family member or close friend struggling with addiction. Many people have an empathetic desire to assist a loved one who is struggling, but all too often, this desire leads to enabling behaviour that causes more harm to the addict in the long … Are You Enabling Your Loved One’s Addiction?
Enabler: one that enables another to achieve an end; especially: one who enables another to persist in self-destructive behaviour (such as substance abuse) by providing excuses or by making it possible to avoid the consequences of such behaviour. – Merriam Webster Dictionary Enablers often perceive themselves as rescuers. Anyone can be an enabler, including an addict’s parents, siblings, … Enabler Does Not Mean Rescuer