Addressing denial (Part 4 of 4)

In the final part of our four-part series on denial and addiction, group facilitator and case manager Adam Armstrong discussed the best ways to address and confront a loved one who may be going through denial.

He urged people to choose a safe, unbiased, and comfortable location to have a discussion about loved ones. “I call them courageous conversations,” he said. “Some people call it tough love.”

Armstrong also encouraged people to discuss what a friend or family member dealing with addiction needs at a given moment, and assess the intensity of those needs. “It’ll start to open up the door and the dialog to denial.” Staying away from… (continue reading)