How I Learned To Stop Enabling My Child’s Alcohol Addiction


There’s a huge difference between enabling and helping your loved ones.

By Kathleen Pooler

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There’s a big difference between helping your child and enabling their behaviors. When I discovered my son had an alcohol addiction, I was a single parent of two teenaged children.

The first time I saw my son Brian drunk, he was 14 years old. We had just moved from Missouri to New York State after my second divorce. I felt ill-equipped to deal with the painful reality that my son was repeating the cycle of his father, whom I had left due to his alcohol addiction…click here to continue reading