Rapid severe weight loss combined with heavy drinking is a formula for lasting difficulties.
Topics: addiction and the brain, assessment, barriers to recovery, consequences, counseling skills
"Well, they’re afraid the college will get a rep as anti- drinking,"
Topics: adolescent addiction, binge drinking, consequences, legal problems
We want to make sure the alcoholic person learns the right lesson from experience.
Topics: client engagement and motivation, consequences, counseling skills, relapse
We can’t control the alcoholic/ addict, but we’re not powerless. Some things we can do (and stop doing) to help them listen to something besides the addiction…
Topics: barriers to recovery, consequences, defense mechanisms, enabling and provoking, getting help, stigma, What Keeps Alcoholics and Addicts From Getting Help