Are you over involved in a loved one’s addiction?
Despite having the best of intentions, it’s not uncommon for those supporting a loved one with an addiction to take on too much responsibility - and the most effective ways of supporting are often counterintuitive. Here are 7 indicators that you might need to adjust your helping strategy. 1. High Anxiety Living alongside a loved one’s addiction can feel like being caught in a perpetual emergency, wondering what state they might be in at any given time, or what they’ll do next. It’s not uncommon for helpers to feel nauseous, their nervous systems in overload as they anticipate the next crisis.... read more