Working a twelve step program like the steps originally founded in Alcoholics Anonymous or a sister program like Narcotics Anonymous includes steps eight and nine. Step eight includes making a list of all the people we realize we have harmed in our active addiction and becoming willing to make an amends to them all.
Enabling is when an individual does anything, either directly or indirectly, that helps the person with addiction continue to use drugs or alcohol. This is often done in the interest of avoiding pain or awkwardness with the addicted loved one without an understanding of the consequences. However, enabling is a habit and like most