Many mothers may be in denial about their teen’s drug abuse problem. They may feel that this is a phase their child goes through, and that it will go away with time. Some mothers admit to the unwillingness to face the problem. Rather than follow facts and suspicions of drug abuse, these loving moms are refusing to accept the possibility that their teen is using drugs or may even become and addict.
So often, without even knowing, the mothers become enablers to their children’s drug abuse problems. An enabler is a loved one who intentionally or unintentionally assists an addict in continuing their drug or alcohol use by engaging in behaviors that they mistakenly think will help the person. Read more