The thing is, it’s not your fault.
Nobody asks for addiction.
If you could have figured out a better way to deal with the stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, helplessness, hopelessness, and other emotional issues that life throws at us, you would have.
You would have started relying on them habitually, leaning on them when life was rough. But nobody told you how.
And, no-one asks for these life events. No-one can really be held responsible for events that happen TO them.
Nevertheless, we ARE all responsible for the consequences of these events in our lives – whether we asked for them or not. And, we’re not just talking to those who suffer from addiction personally.
Denial can affect family members and loved ones just as much – especially where communication or relationships have been strained in the past.