Tough Love: A Valentine’s Day Message for Those Who Love Someone with a Drug or Alcohol Addiction

Love is complicated enough without adding a addiction to the equation. If you’re struggling with a loved one who has a drug or alcohol problem, you’ve probably been told that you need to practice “tough love.” What does that mean? For me, it means letting go and trusting the process. I hope you can trust me when I tell you that “tough love” is the best gift you can give to an addict.