Feeling hopeless at times, is an all too common occurrence when you are trying to help someone deal with their addiction. Even though it doesn’t feel good, that hopeless feeling has an up-side. It can motivate a person to ask for help for themselves, and be more willing to try new things.
So, we say that it’s not bad to find yourself feeling hopeless, but it is bad for you to stay there. In other words, hopelessness can be viewed as a signal that it’s time for you to get more help.