6 doctors weighed in:
Is it normal for partners to prolong their significant other's addiction to avoid the consequences?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Addiction effects the whole family.
That's why to best recover the whole family usually needs help. Are the consequences getting any better by avoiding them now? Seek support, try alanon. Codependent and enableing behavior are very common but they dont make the problem go away, they usually make it worse.

In brief: Yes
Addiction effects the whole family.
That's why to best recover the whole family usually needs help. Are the consequences getting any better by avoiding them now? Seek support, try alanon. Codependent and enableing behavior are very common but they dont make the problem go away, they usually make it worse.
Dr. Jeff Blixt
Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
It's been called codependency.
I can recommend an excellent book called: codependency no more by melody beattie. It is really a must read for someone in your situation. Good luck.

In brief: Yes
It's been called codependency.
I can recommend an excellent book called: codependency no more by melody beattie. It is really a must read for someone in your situation. Good luck.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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