Why helping addicts amounts to emotional warfare

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I think the main problem I encounter with people “helping” someone with an Addiction is that they are totally and completely unaware of the fact that engaging an addiction amounts to entering into emotional and spiritual warfare.  Sure, there is the psychology of addiction, and the psychology of recovery that need accounting.  And while understanding the way the drug changes a person’s biochemistry must also be developed, by missing or misunderstanding the emotional and/or spiritual battlefields, “helpers” usually end up drained and depleted.

The most common misconception involved in fighting drug/alcohol Addiction is that if people stop using the drug, then everything will be fine.  But that’s really not the case. As I’ve said a gazillion times, the fact that someone became addicted in the first place is usually a symptom of something else going on.  This “something else” is what drives the development of an addiction.  Because it’s usually…

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