Throwing a Blind Eye

Posted on | October 26, 2014 | Comments Off

Dear Short Answers:
I have a friend who, I think, has a serious drug problem.  I’ve never mentioned it to him because I believe that addicts can only cure themselves.  But now I’m starting to wonder if by ignoring it, I’m enabling him?  His other friends and I have talked about this and not sure what to do.

Dear T:
You are right that only addicts can tackle their own problem, however one of the lies they often tell themselves is that they are functioning very well and that no one else notices. In fact, they may think they are especially vivacious charming or way cool. You can’t cure him but you probably should let him know that he isn’t fooling you.  Shame isn’t the worst motivator for change.

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