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#55: How Enabling Addiction Can Become A Powerful New Asset - Ep 55

Is helping your loved one struggling with addiction financially a good step to make? You might think you are, but you’re not. You may be  acting as an enabler.


Being an enabler surrounds the talk between Christopher and Danny. They shared different scenarios as to how family members can act as enablers in the life of a person with active addiction. They also talked about the role of a family in helping a person struggling with addiction to seek treatment and retaliation. 


The Why Intervention Podcast is aimed at helping family and friends feel supported and encouraged that recovery from addiction is possible, for themselves as well as their loved ones. You'll hear how to affect positive change in their life and help your loved one begin a successful recovery. Host Christopher Doyle shares his insights, talks with experts and interviews people who have gone through recovery.


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Show Notes

  • Why is it called “Stop Dreaming”? - 1:39
  • Hope is not a game plan. - 4:33
  • For family members, there is a solution beyond talking and venting about the addiction war stories. - 9:40
  • If willingness is present, we can send the person in recovery to talk with a person who’s struggling and that works wonderfully. However, if the person is unwilling, which is 90% of the time, then you need to have the family onboard. -14:32
  • Story of enabling as a descriptor and not as a villainous term. - 19:06
  • Parents subsidize their addicted child, in different ways, shapes, and forms. - 29:25
  • Inability to go to treatments because of jobs. - 32:19
  • People with addictions are thinking about wanting to stop all the time. - 38:24
  • How do you get your loved one to go from where they are now to the inpatient treatment program? - 46:33
  • Properly place the blame on the addiction and not on your addicted loved one. - 56:24
  • There’s going to be things that you can do in order to help move your loved one to the direction of getting help. - 1:07:20

For people who are feeling as though there’s nothing you can do because you’re always told that there’s nothing you can do, that is wrong. There is something you can do. It just takes a bit of professional guidance. - 1:08:11 


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