Chris and Danny discuss the Stop D.R.E.A.M.I.N.G. Framework, an essential tool designed specifically for families who are courageously grappling with the complex challenges of a loved one's addiction. This transformative approach not only promises to reshape the way families interact with their addicted members but also increases the likelihood of guiding them towards seeking help, embracing change, and eventually starting their recovery journey.
Utilizing these principles, families will discover the skills required to establish and maintain firm boundaries while renouncing the enabling behaviors that often plague these difficult situations. The hosts shed light on the significance of sidestepping unproductive and repetitive pitfalls such as arguments, misinterpretation, or guessing games. In their stead, a more fruitful alternative is presented: Supporting and motivating the addicted individual to take advantage of the professional help and resources required to gradually regain control of their life.
Recognize denial: Before addressing addiction, it's important to recognize and acknowledge your own denial as the family member of an addicted person Understanding the difference between rationalizing and justifying Heart-to-heart conversations are more effective than head-to-head Establishing boundaries can make a significant difference Addiction can lead to delusion: An addicted person may genuinely believe certain rationalizations for their actions, making it challenging for them to recognize the truth How to recognize the impact of addiction The dangers of enabling behaviors Apologize for past actions and change moving forward Do not minimize the consequences of addiction: Driving under the influence or engaging in other dangerous behaviors should be taken seriously Learn from past experiences to improve future interactions Don't waste time and money guessing Stop negotiating and take control Get help and support from others Dangers of delaying action
Links and Resources from this Episode https://whyintervention.com/ https://twitter.com/whyintervention https://www.facebook.com/whyintervention/?ref=br_rs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_twelve-step_groups https://www.nedratawwab.com/set-boundaries-find-peace-1
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