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Supporting Recovery Without Enabling

Article from SMART Recovery by A. Thomas Horvath, PhD.


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According to A. Thomas Horvath, PhD., "When we care about individuals who are trying to overcome addictions, we often face dilemmas in how best to help them. For instance, if I help someone by providing money for some critical need, am I supporting recovery by preventing some degree of “disaster”? Or am I just shielding the person from negative consequences that might motivate lasting behavior change?"

This article will identify some things to consider when facing that kind of decision.