They call it ‘Tough Love” but there’s nothing LOVING about distancing yourself from the person with substance use issues; and it usually doesn’t work for you or your loved one, except possibly as a last resort. The reality is that you can increase the likelihood for everyone’s Recovery by praising healthy actions.  And about that ‘last resort’ idea; changing one’s OWN behavior often opens up additional options never seen before.  Please COMMENT to continue this conversation; and keep coming back.

“Enabling” vs. Positive Reinforcement