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Oct 24, 2023

When loving someone struggling with addiction, it's often hard to see the best in them because of the chaos and confusion they bring into our lives.

The situation may also bring out the worst in us. But Dr. Robert Weiss offers a different perspective on such troubling relationships, which he talks about with host Gail Ferguson Jones.

Dr. Rob, a licensed therapist for nearly 30 years, has coined the term Prodependence, an approach which encourages loving support for addicts, which he says is preferrable to detachment from them and their problem.

He is Chief Clinical Officer of the Seeking Integrity Treatment program, and author of 11 books, including, "Prodependence. Beyond the Myth of Codependency."

He recommends these important steps to help loved ones heal and cope:

  1. Don't go it alone. Seek help.
  2. Find a source of support.
  3. Don't ignore your own self-care.
  4. Set boundaries
  5. Spirituality/hope/faith

Learn more about Dr. Rob and his books and program at:  

You can also hear more about prodependency on his YouTube channel:

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