ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Enablers

Updated on March 6, 2015

Escalation in Chemical Dependence

Across the nation, our media has been reporting the Heroin epidemic. The drug has no compassion for race, socio-economic status, or cultural heritage. The complaint should focus more on the "Enablers" that allow drug consumption in their homes, schools, and communities. An Enabler can be a spouse, parents, grandparents, friends, communities, institutions, or anyone/entity that enables the 'users/abusers' to be non-productive parasites in our society. Webster defines enable df= to make possible, easy, to help to bring about. Thus anyone who allows a person, be it relative or not, live in their home, eat their food (baby's food) use their home facilities to survive as the 'user' continues to feed a chemical dependency is an "Enabler." that old clich├ęs " while Grandma is watching "The Price is Right," her grandson is shooting heroin in the bathroom and her granddaughter is smoking crack in the bedroom. Many Enablers turn a deaf ear to what is going on in the house, many out of fear, intimidation, or other reasons. The Enablers truly believes that he/she is helping the user, in fact dearly loves the user they enable. What the enabler does not realize is that they are in fact the culprit to the problem, by allowing, making it possible for users to live rent free, non contributing in the Enabler's home. One of the hardest things for an Enabler to do is say NO! especially when the users have children, or little ones living in the house with them at the Enabler's expense. Some Enablers believe that they are the 'last and only hope' that the user has, it is difficult to direct a user and their family in some cases to outside resources. For some users have mastered the system, abused the agencies, to extort: money, commodities, food, clothes, etc. so that the user can continue to get their chemicals. Recently the national news stated that many prescription drug abusers are switching to heroine because of the availability and the lower cost. The psychology of an Enabler, states that an Enabler is mentally delusional, and may be actually 'sicker' than the people or user they enable. For instance, if the user ask grandma if she would buy drugs/heroin for them, grandma would say no, yet not realizing the $20.00 she just gave her grandchild, supposable for gas money, will actually be used to support the user's chemical addiction. We have such problems across the country, yet each person must decide if they are in fact an Enabler. What acts do you do that enables others to do what they do? Are you an 'Enabler?' Are you constantly, giving money, depositing money, writing checks, etc. 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' to provide the financial support of an adult child, adult grand child, spouse, lover, or friend with the financial resources, unknowingly to be used to continue their chemical dependency? We have a problem with addiction and chemical dependency throughout the US. Each of us must ask ourselves, if we are part of the problem or the solution.

Dr. J. Watson

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)