Families of addicted individuals are in crisis. Substance abuse affects the entire family system, not just the individual, and a broken family system engaged in codependency enables continued substance abuse. The result? An addict's life continues to be out of control and unmanageable.
It's time to say, "Enough." You have a much greater chance for success if the whole family is engaged in recovery, not just the addict. Previous actions have been ineffective and you need a plan - one equipped with boundaries, accountability and consequences to heal the family system.
Turn helplessness into hope. In Chronic Hope: Families & Addiction, Kevin Petersen, MA, LMFT, shares an integrated, holistic approach to healing families in crisis due to addiction and codependency.