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Dealing with Addiction in the Family

written by Dr. Margaret Paul February 16, 2021
Dealing with Addiction in the Family

Is someone you love harming themselves with an addiction? Learn how you can be of help to yourself and addiction in the family.

Dealing with addicted family members is always a big challenge. There are some important issues to explore when someone you love is harming themselves.

Are you contributing to the problem of addiction in the family?

People use various addictions to avoid their painful feelings, especially their feelings of anxiety, stress, aloneness, emptiness and loneliness. Is there some way that you are contributing to their pain? While you are not responsible for how someone deals with pain, you are responsible for anything you are doing that may contribute to it. Some of the ways you might be contributing are:

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