Coping with the Addiction

of a Loved One

The effects of addiction are devastating for loved ones and can be catastrophic for relationships.

 

  • Are you in a relationship or live with someone in active addiction?

  • Are you enabling the addictive behaviors of someone in your life?

  • Do you have trouble setting boundaries and hold resentment towards someone due to their history of addiction?

Yes, so what now?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may benefit from therapy to learn how to cope with a loved one's addiction in a healthier way. I strive to help you better understand the disease of addiction, while coaching you on how to keep yourself safe and healthy.

Remember, there is hope.

Despite the devastating toll addiction can take on a relationship, it is possible to recover and rebuild a healthy, strong bond. 

With continued sobriety, honesty, and willingness, you and your loved one can work through the anger, resentment, and distrust. 

In counseling, we will discuss the role you have played in the relationship and how to take ownership of your actions. We will begin the process of rebuilding trust and letting go of attempts to control your partner's behavior. I will support you in the vulnerable experience of being in a relationship with someone in the early stages of recovery. 

 

  

© 2018 by Madeline Leitner

MSW, LCSW