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If you’re happy with your program of recovery, find another therapist who believes in letting the client direct the course of therapy.
Category: Addiction, Blogs, How to Talk so Someone With Addiction Will Listen (families) | Tags: alcoholism, diagnosis, disease, disease model, models of addiction, recognizing addiction, signs and symptoms
Doesn’t seem to matter much whether fame is rooted in music, film, TV, sports, politics — there’s this sense of unreality to all of it.
What we’re seeing now is an unintended consequence of a change in prescribing. Which doesn’t mean that the medical professions weren’t warned about the possibility, however — they were.
What can a newbie reasonably expect from participation in Alanon et al? Support, although perhaps of a type you don’t initially recognize, since it doesn’t involve much sympathy.
The more emotional the topic, the more subjective we tend to be. And when something threatens us, it can be a real struggle to detach enough to come to a rational decision.
For some clients, particularly those with problems with rules and authority, their experience with boundaries is probably as important as anything that happens in counseling.
So the professional’s real value to an intervention is as a guide. One who can offer something the family really does need: a degree of informed objectivity.
Category: Blogs, Families, How to Talk so Someone With Addiction Will Listen (families) | Tags: getting help, intervention
I recall one professor airily informing his class that recovering counselors had an ‘agenda’.
In most cases, our only pre-admission contact with prospective patients and families is by telephone.
Picture a boat with two holes in its bottom. Fix one and not the other and the second leaks a little worse than before.