I might have attributed it to the fabled ‘runner’s high’ had I not met so many dedicated runners who denied experiencing one–
They sought a trust relationship with the rehab– one that would continue through future referrals as well as the current one.
Effective working groups can continue their traditions through surprising changes in location, membership, etc.
These volunteers work for the welfare of the community by supporting the important work of your organization.
I ask myself if this Board, as presently constituted, is capable of taking the organization to that level of success.
What do you intend to prove, anyway, and to whom? That you can stay sober, or that you can drink again?
Stress builds up beneath your awareness. Then it passes a certain level and suddenly, you’re really aware of it.
Suddenly we’re missing obvious warning signs, ignoring key markers of danger, or simply deciding to take a leap of faith at exactly the wrong moment.
I contend that the outcome of a given treatment episode is often determined right at the outset, based on why the clients is in treatment in the first place.
You may have unintentionally established a pattern of saying things you didn’t really mean, or making promises you didn’t keep, or threatening consequences that never came to pass.