The behaviors of alcoholics and addicts are so predictable because the disease follows a certain progression.
Closure is a great aid to the process of recovery, as it allows you to shut the door to that part of your life and move forward to newer, better things.
A first offense can actually represent the product of a longstanding, well-established pattern of behavior.
No question that combining or ‘stacking’ these substances, illegal and/or prescription, increases the risk for unintended OD.
We’ll see the progress that was occurring even when the addict appeared, at the time, to be floundering badly.
It isn’t that big a challenge; you simply add a basic questionnaire on the subject to your intake paperwork.
It’s an essential truth that people with alcoholism think about changing for a long, long time before they seriously attempt it. They’re ambivalent about change, and struggle to make up their minds.
The way the “interven-ee” feels about the intervention changes a lot, from the beginning of the intervention, by the end of the intervention, during treatment and after, and years into recovery.
Always good to collect opinions from others. But when you feel you’ve talked to enough people, try applying ‘impact analysis’ to the issue.