Parents Should Reject Tough Love Approaches

Tough love is sold to parents as an antidote to “enabling.” But tough love increases the risk of harm, delays recovery and perpetuates addiction.

Parents should reject tough love approaches and instead adopt moderate behaviors based on both reasonable personal boundaries and common sense recovery supports for their addicted loved one.

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