Might I be doing something a bit 'too' much?
What about my balanced life?

Dear Family or Friend of someone in Addictive Behaviour

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BLD is dedicated to helping individuals gain independence from addictive behaviour - and to support their Family and Friends. Some experts consider addiction to be a disease, some do not. BLD tools can help me regardless of whether or not I believe addictive behaviour is a disease. At BLD the focus is on the impact the addictive behaviour is having on my life.


The belief is that, while I may have a problematic habit, I am “more” than "just" this habit – therefore the use of labels is discouraged. I am asked to refrain from using “diseased,” “alcoholic,” “addict,” “dry-drunk,” or “co-dependent,” etc.


It is believed that by focusing on MY own thoughts, feelings, needs, and behaviour I might make my own life more manageable. While there are no guarantees, I might find that altering my behaviour, might have a positive effect on my Loved One’s behaviour and choices.


Nagging, pleading and threatening have been shown to often be counter-productive - whilst they are often a COMMON HUMAN response to Addictive Behaviour.


Please consider looking for the book by Robert J. Myers - Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening

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