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What does it mean to enable an addict?

George Joseph
Addiction Medicine
Those who care for them typically start to become addicted to the addicted person and try any and all things to control and or change them. They think this type of control is to make the addict better, and often it makes the relationship worse. It often enables the addicted person to not hit a bottom and have the possibility of getting well or a complete divorce from the situation. The addict wants to divorce themselves from those who try to hold them accountable so they can continue to foster their addiction. They typically want those who will enable them around during the addiction process.

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