Enabling is extremely dangerous. It discourages drug users from addressing the problem which can lead to physical, mental, and psychological harm.
7 Signs of Enabling an individual with substance use disorder:
1. Ignoring their behavior.
2. Difficulty expressing emotions.
3. Prioritizing their needs before your own.
4. Acting out of fear.
5. Lying to others to cover up their behavior.
6. Blaming other people or situations rather than the user.
7. Resenting them.
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