Tag: Addiction

How to Recognize Addiction in a Loved One

How to Recognize Addiction in a Loved One How to Recognize Addiction in a Loved One

Recognizing addiction in a loved one can be painful. Often we do not want to acknowledge the warning signs. Regardless, addiction is a serious condition that needs to be taken seriously, or it will continue to get worse. In the book Addicted?: Recognizing Destructive Behaviors Before It’s Too Late, author Marilyn Freimuth discusses addiction in […]

How You May Be Indirectly Enabling Your Loved One’s Addiction

How You May Be Indirectly Enabling Your Loved One’s Addiction How You May Be Indirectly Enabling Your Loved One’s Addiction

Individuals with substance use disorder (SUD), a disease more colloquially known as “addiction,” often have family members who unintentionally enable their behavior. If a family member struggles with substance misuse, your response to their behaviors will directly affect their disease. You might enable maladaptive behaviors without intending to cause harm or out of a misplaced […]

The Different Ways Addiction Affects Family

The Different Ways Addiction Affects Family The Different Ways Addiction Affects Family

It is well known that addiction affects the whole family, but what does this mean – what does it look like? Addiction diminishes not only the life of the individual addicted but also their loved ones. Addiction can affect families emotionally, financially, legally, and medically. Due to the extent of repercussions families face as a […]