You're Not Responsible for an Addict's Behavior

Jul 30, 2020

You develop codependent habits because you care, and you don’t want to hurt anyone. You want to see an addict get better or feel good, but When we see our loved ones suffering, it’s easy to want to come to their rescue. But the reality is, you can’t just take on their feelings, get sober for them or solve all their problems. We are to be responsible to someone by providing them resources to get help, but we are not responsible for someone in the sense that it’s not our place to do the work for someone else.

This clip comes from Episode 66 of The Dr. Cloud Show. 

Also, I talk more about boundaries with addicts right here.