Enabling Vs. Helping

Enabling Vs. Helping

Helping is when you aid someone to get on the right track in their recovery and persuade them to get treatment. Enabling is when you are unknowingly supporting someone’s addiction thinking you are protecting them from getting in trouble with the law or other consequences. It is important to know the difference between helping and…

How Can I Learn to Ask for Help?

How Can I Learn to Ask for Help?

Asking for help is hard for many of us, and it can keep us from getting the help we need and from making progress in our recovery. Learning to be able to ask for help requires we shift some of our perspectives. If you have a hard time asking for help and receiving the help…

Deciding to Get Help

Deciding to Get Help

When we make the important decision to get help for our addictions, it usually comes after years of fear, indecision and putting off doing what we know we need to do for ourselves. We’ve been stuck for a long time, afraid to take the first step. We’re afraid we’ll fail. We’re afraid of doing the…