Codependency is very common in people who are suffering with drug or alcohol abuse. When someone we love struggles with addiction, it is difficult to have the wisdom to know when and how to step in and help. We may wonder when is the right time to let go and when the most effective thing to do is to not be involved. Please look at the following questions and answer them honestly, becoming more aware of personal experiences you’ve had regarding the following points:
Have you ever had this dilemma before, or has your family had this dilemma with you, whether the loving thing is to get involved or to let go?
How can it hurt the one we love if we step in and help too much?
What does it mean to be over-responsible or over-controlling?
What does it mean to let go and let the other person work things out themselves and experience the consequences of their behavior?
The following are red flags to look out for in a relationship:
Healthy self-care is extremely important. Below is a list of self-care strategies.
If you suspect you are in a codependent relationship with someone who is struggling with substance abuse, please contact us. There is hope to restore a healthy balance with those you love.