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Old 04-18-2011, 12:35 PM
 
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like giving them money, food, a place to sleep etc.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:40 PM
 
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like giving them money, food, a place to sleep etc.
The same way all of us feel about those that enable us to perpetuate less than stellar behavior.... We're damn grateful..

No, I'd guess that in their lucid moments they resent them for being too weak or for having ulterior motives.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:44 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Useful suckers.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:45 PM
 
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like giving them money, food, a place to sleep etc.
Food and a place to sleep is enabling a crack head?


Most likely an addict has no feelings towards an "enabler", well maybe rage when the "enabler" doesn't do or give what is requested, one way or the other.

Then again who really cares
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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No, I'd guess that in their lucid moments they resent them for being too weak or for having ulterior motives.
^^This or That

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Useful suckers.
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:08 PM
 
Location: in your dreams
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Who doesn't love a sugar mama?
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Hawaii
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Unappreciative, annoyed by them, and like they need more.

Watch any episode of Intervention ever. You'll see it.
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Old 04-18-2011, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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like giving them money, food, a place to sleep etc.
They'll take it as long as they can get it. But if you ever talk about not doing it, they turn vicious...or they try to send you on a guilt trip.

I had a person like that in my life--I changed jobs and moved, and she didn't know where to find me any more. You can't reason with them, because their mind is wrapped around, "how can I get more drugs?"
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Default why?

Katie, why do you ask?
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:34 PM
 
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Food and a place to sleep is enabling a crack head?


Most likely an addict has no feelings towards an "enabler", well maybe rage when the "enabler" doesn't do or give what is requested, one way or the other.

Then again who really cares
This is probably the truest answer. Addicts don't really have any ability to see things from another's point of view. By definition they are completely self-centered.
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