You care about your family. You want what is best for them. You love them and care for them deeply. That is what families are supposed to do. It can be hard when a family member hits a few bumps in the road. You never want to see someone you love get into trouble. You don't want to stand by and watch them make mistakes or suffer. It can be hard to see a family member fall ill. It can be devastating if a family member falls ill to addiction.
While it is a natural instinct to want to help, it could be difficult to navigate exactly how to help. Sometimes good intentions result in enablement.
If you answered yes, it is possible the person in question is enabling the addicted.
They become fixated on helping, and in the process end up enabling their loved one.
People enable loved ones because they don't want to feel like they are letting their loved ones down. You can offer better ways to help. There are also support groups available to family and friends of people who have fallen ill to addiction. You can help recovering enablers by lending support. Help them set boundaries and be assertive in keeping these boundaries. Remind them that their well-being is important.