Parents Of Addicts: You Need To Stop Doing This
Many parents are actually slowly killing their child by enabling their addiction. And they don’t even know they are doing it. If your child is addicted to drugs and you can’t seem to figure out what to do, read on. We might have the simple solution you are looking for.
Parents Of Addicts Are You Enabling?
Chances are, if you have landed on this article, you may be in some denial over your enabling. Many parents, unknowingly, think they are helping their child by providing them with money and resources, but what you are actually doing is providing them with funds to continue their addiction, and resources to make it comfortable.
Stop! This is not support. This is enabling and it has the power to kill.
“Here’s a very simple solution: You don’t give a drug addict cash. I don’t care if they say, ‘My hair is on fire, I need an extinguisher.’ You don’t give a drug addict cash.”– Dr. Phil
So, if you can’t help your child through providing money, a home cooked meal, and a bed to sleep in – what can you do to support them into recovery?
Get your addict professional help.
You can call for help for your drug addicted loved one. Also you can call insurance companies to make sure your child is covered for mental health services. You can even put money towards treatment services for your child. But, to simply give them cash in hopes they will do the right thing with it (when the disease of addiction is telling them to get high) is not OK, and will not help your child get better.
Dealing with an addict can be difficult; the disease is cunning, baffling, and powerful, it can sometimes seem impossible. You are not alone! There are treatment options available to help the sick and suffering addict recover. We understand it’s near impossible for a parent to save their child on their own, so stop trying to fix this yourself, and get the help you and your loved one deserve.
So, parents of addicts, we implore you – stop enabling and start supporting your child today!
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