by Teresa McBean
#MythBustingMondays – Watching someone die a slow death as a result of an unremitting and cruel condition like untreated Substance Use Disorder is the WORST. It is frustrating, frightening, and trauma inducing.
All sorts of pro-addictive and anti-recovery thoughts will enter into the mind of loved ones. This is normal and expected but it cannot go unaddressed without serious consequences for all involved.
“If only she/he would stop using!” is an example of pro-addictive thinking that creates a certain mythology around how to deal with the disease. The myth is this: If my loved one stops doing … Read more...