How Can You Help a Friend Who Relapses?

Simply powerful.

CASTIMONIA

http://porntopurity.com/blog/2013/09/04/how-can-you-help-a-friend-who-relapses/

by Jeff Fisher on September 4, 2013

RESTORE, DON’T BERATE

One of the worst things, but also the most common, is to berate the addict for lying to them or not being open with them. The last thing the addict needs is to have even more guilt and shame flung on him. He has enough of his own already and if he is married he will likely be hit with more than he can handle. Restoration is the job of the group/accountability partners. Getting him  back on track in recovery and helping him get rid of the things he has built up to facilitate acting out is essential. Grace and compassion are needed regardless of how hurt we may feel as accountability partners. We have been wounded by the addict but we MUST put our own hurts aside and show them the love and mercy that in Christ, God…

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