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Does tough love work with addiction?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Marx
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not by Itself

Addiction problems generally respond best when a multi-faceted approch is used.
Kicking a family member out of your home will not cure their addiction. Use community resources-don't try to do it by yourself.

In brief: Not by Itself

Addiction problems generally respond best when a multi-faceted approch is used.
Kicking a family member out of your home will not cure their addiction. Use community resources-don't try to do it by yourself.
Dr. James Marx
Dr. James Marx
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: When done correctly

Any aid (help with rent or food) frees up resources to use drugs so that any help without demanding changes is "enabling" however, the amount of change we can expect will vary with a person's financial, cognitive and psychological resources and change may need to be in a stepwise fashion.
Use common sense or access professional help or organizations for family members to negotiate how to proceed.

In brief: When done correctly

Any aid (help with rent or food) frees up resources to use drugs so that any help without demanding changes is "enabling" however, the amount of change we can expect will vary with a person's financial, cognitive and psychological resources and change may need to be in a stepwise fashion.
Use common sense or access professional help or organizations for family members to negotiate how to proceed.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Thank
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