Enabling Behavior and Codependency

Enabling Behavior and Codependency

Enabling behavior and codependency are often difficult concepts to separate. Used in a healthy way, enabling means empowering, that is, helping someone to develop themselves so they can take care of their own needs. One component of the behaviors called codependence...
Signs of Substance Abuse In a Loved One

Signs of Substance Abuse In a Loved One

There is a saying, “You can’t see the forest through the trees”. Interestingly, this message translates into my experience with a loved one’s addiction. I could not see the disease through the persona of my child.  Looking back, the signs of substance...