The answer is very simple but is also the HARDEST thing that a loved one will be asked to do for someone that is suffering from addiction.

Through 30 years of supporting individuals with addiction, the answer to this is clear…

You have to be willing to be very, very honest.
You have to be willing to be very direct.
You have to be willing to risk not being loved.

You have to begin to let this person know honestly and sincerely what the effects are of what they are doing.

You have to make them aware of the impact they are having on you emotionally and/or on their children and family, the impact on their work performance (if they happen to be your employee), on your friendship (if they happen to be your friend).

As I mentioned, as simple as it is, it is also a very difficult thing to do.

If you’re looking for support through this process, we’re here to guide you along the way. Feel free to reach out to us – send us a message or give us a call.

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