Stress builds up beneath your awareness. Then it passes a certain level and suddenly, you’re really aware of it.
You may have unintentionally established a pattern of saying things you didn’t really mean, or making promises you didn’t keep, or threatening consequences that never came to pass.
It is not always about having the right words to say, but asking the right questions and giving the space to answer with vulnerability.
As we explored their dilemma, the father suddenly had an insight: the money he gave his son, regardless of reason, just wound up in some in some drug dealer’s pocket.
Topics: enabling and provoking
There are folks who make the rounds, getting the same advice over and over, and never putting it into action.
Partners of addicted people may have difficulty leaving or setting boundaries because they do not wish to be rejected or hated by their partner.
Money is a tool that allows some to delay the inevitable. They construct a protective bubble that minimizes the risk of getting caught and the other consequences that follow addiction.
I felt detached from life and the people around me. I felt like a failure, but I had no other choice but to get back on my feet and try again.
…actually more of an issue now than in the 80’s, because of the presence of super-powerful opioids like fentanyl or carfentanil, and the growing risk of unintended overdose.