Addiction Forum Question

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Kelly B A Wife From VA

How do you deal with an addict who is in 100% denial to others that he has some issues.

I know the issues exist and I watch my AH everyday struggle with the hurt and pain inside from his past and always displays to everyone else that he has everything together in his life. How do you say to them that the triggers are from those same people that you run to for comfort, even if they are his parents and family. Why does nobody else acknowledge the issues and just push them under the rug but because I stand out in his best interests to get him help I get criticized?
Olivia K There is a saying that "one on one with an addict you will always lose." The best way to address any difficult conversations is with the help of a professional therapist. Having a third party to help with communication can make all the difference.