Monthly Archives: November 2017

How to Support a Drug Addicted Partner Without Enabling Them

According to statistics, there are as many as 12.5 million spouses dealing with drug addiction in the United States today.  This is an alarming number.  Drug addictions regularly break down trust until the point of no return, and can destroy any relationship, no matter how strong it was previous to the addiction.  Many spouses struggle to support a drug addicted partner without enabling them, and this can be incredibly hard to deal with.  In this article, we hope to provide some advice and explain how you can get your partner the help they need.

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Enabling vs Supporting

There is a very fine line between enabling your partner and supporting them.  You may have already tried, and failed, to encourage them to seek treatment, however if you continue to support them financially, you are enabling them and not helping the situation.  It’s important to understand where to draw the line between enabling and supporting.  Don’t make excuses for …

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