We learn through the Families Overcoming Addiction group that our job is not to fix our loved one, but to make positive changes to improve our own lives. Through learning more effective ways of communicating, we may provide our loved one with the opportunity to make their own positive changes. Here are some readings that you may find helpful.
Is There a Problem?
Open Letter to my Family
13 Helpful Hints
Basic Principles for Someone Who Uses Drugs
What is Enabling and Am I Doing it?
First Aid for Enablers – Excerpts
How Do I Set a Boundary?
How Do I Move Forward?
Encouraging Positive Change
Having Those Difficult Conversations
Accept Them As They Are
“How Do I Detach with Love?”
Detaching in Relationships
Putting Our Life on Hold
My Self Care Plan – Downloadable Document
Family Drug support