…there’s general agreement that the experience of being raised in a home with a troubled parent can and does have adverse impact on adult behavior
Money is a tool that allows some to delay the inevitable. They construct a protective bubble that minimizes the risk of getting caught and the other consequences that follow addiction.
From a patient’s viewpoint, physicians can be somewhat blase’ about risks associated with a medication.
I never saw much difference between a lawyer or a doctor bitching about his job in group, and the same behavior from a CPA or a techie or a long-distance trucker.
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By the time the family gets around to taking action, conditions in the addict’s life have already reached the point where there’s a certain incentive to change.
For many, only age and health issues, or an unanticipated dip in that protective tolerance, were enough to finally motivate them to seek help.