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