Tag: Parents

Are You Helping or Enabling? 10 Questions to Ask Yourself

By Trish Frye The following are 10 questions that you might ask yourself before making an “am I helping or enabling” decision: 1. Will doing (or not doing ) this, help my loved one stay sick? Sometimes our best intentions allow the disease of addiction to continue. 2. Am I… Read More»

25 Tips for Parents

25 Tips Parents Should Know About Substance Abuse 1. Alcohol and drugs are powerful. They cause more physical and emotional damage in young people’s lives at a faster rate than adults. 2. You cannot isolate your child from this issue. Social tolerance of drug use is far more prevalent than… Read More»

Enabling Behavior – Loving Too Much

Enabling behavior is born out of our instinct for love. It’s only natural to want to help someone we love, but when it comes to certain problems — helping is like throwing a match on a pool of gas.