As any case manager knows, making a referral can be a challenge, since many fall by the wayside during transition to another provider, different therapist, etc.
For many, only age and health issues, or an unanticipated dip in that protective tolerance, were enough to finally motivate them to seek help.
In the early and middle stages of addiction, addicts may experience mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms without recognizing them.
This ‘cheat sheet’ is a quick reminder about some very basic principles of relating to a person who happens to be in crisis.
The medical professions have been dealing with alcoholism and alcoholics for thousands of years, and this experience has led to some pretty hard and fast views on the subject.