How to Help Someone With Addiction: 12 Tips From a Therapist
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Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added “Seek Therapy for Yourself”, “Avoid Enabling Their Behavior”, “Set Realistic Expectations About Recovery”, “Separate the Disease From the Person”, “Set Healthy Boundaries”, “Leave Room for Slip Ups & Mistakes”, “Understand That Recovery Is Lifelong”, “What Not to Do When Helping Someone With Addiction”. New material written by Christina Canuto, LMFT-A and reviewed by Heidi Moawad, MD.
Author: Matt Glowiak, PhD, LCPC
Reviewer: Meera Patel, DO