Topic: models of addiction
The idea was that the drinker would admit his sins, beg forgiveness, accept punishment, and promise to abstain from that point on.
And there’s no reliable way to tell whether addictive personality traits represent a cause or a result of addiction.
However necessary — and it is necessary — good acute care will never be enough to solve the problem of addictions.
By examining the models through which people view and deal with addiction, we can better understand how our society reacts to its continuing presence.
Much of the anxiety the addicted person feels is anticipatory, based not on actual withdrawal symptoms but on the fear of not being able to find an adequate supply of the drug when they arrive.
If you’re happy with your program of recovery, find another therapist who believes in letting the client direct the course of therapy.